Kristen Stewart's New Look as Joan Jett for The Runaways
by Alex Billington
June 11, 2009
This isn't an official photo, and we're trying to stay away from the gossip, but a paparazzi shot of Kristen Stewart sporting a jet black mullet hairdo for The Runaways has made its way online at Jezebel (via SlashFilm). Stewart plays singer and guitarist Joan Jett of the 1970s all-girl rockband band The Runaways. The biopic is being written and directed by Italian music video director Floria Sigismondi. I don't think anyone doubted that Stewart would be able to pull off the look, but it's great to see her looking nothing like Twilight's Bella at all. That photo above is of the real band, you can see the photo of Kristen Stewart below.
In addition to Stewart as Joan Jett, Dakota Fanning will play Cherie Currie, Stella Maeve will play Sandy West, and Alessandra Torresani will play Lita Ford. The Runaways were a rock band from the 70's best known for songs like "Cherry Bomb," "Queens of Noise," "Neon Angels," and "Born to Be Bad." The group was active for roughly four years and disbanded amidst money and management disagreements in 1979. The story in the movie will center on Jett and Curie specifically and detail the rise and fall of the group. Shooting will start next week, which must mean Stewart is done working on New Moon. Does she pull it off?