THR reports Twilight star/stoop stoner Kristen Stewart will play Joan Jett (c'mon, everybody: "I! Love! B.C. Haze! So put another gram in the hash pipe, baby!") in a biopic about the most badass all-girl band that ever lived—The Runaways.
The Runaways were hugely influential as the first successful all-girl hard rock band; its members included guitarists Jett and Lita Ford, drummer Sandy West, singer-keyboardist Cherie Currie and bassist Jackie Fox. The band was brought together in late 1975 by impresario Kim Fowley, who thought a novelty act of teenaged girls performing in leather and lace would be an easy sell, but the girls ended up proving to be serious and influential musicians with songs like "Cherry Bomb." The band lasted about four years together, falling apart over management and money issues.
With Jett taken care of, we move on to the casting of the next-most-essential Runaway, Lita Ford. Some possibilities:
1. Ali Lohan - Has the four-pack-a-day rasp, and a great motivation to literally run away.
2. Adrienne Bailon - Unhindered by onscreen nudity, and has built-in publicity empire backing her up.
3. Abigail Breslin - Have you seen her shred? Fuckin' radical.