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Kristen Stewart (“Twilight”) will play the nice lady who sang the theme song from “Freaks and Geeks.” "The Runaways," which tells the tale of Joan Jett's first band, was written and will be directed by music video maven Floria Sigismondi (Christina Aguilera's "Fighter"). Read all of the Hollywood Reporter’s story on the matter here.

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  • Dec. 3, 2008, 12:21 a.m. CST

    Hm... I don't see it

    by Ribbons

    But she's popular with the youngfolk these days, I guess...

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 12:29 a.m. CST

    I can kinda see it, but

    by cookepuss

    I think that she's a little more Pat Benatar than Joan Jett. Physically, she kinda lacks a certain edge. Makeup & costume are gonna have their work cut out for them.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Nor do I...

    by FilmCritic3000

    But box office results = booking biopics so I guess that's that. So are we talking dubbing or are they all going to sing themselves?

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 12:32 a.m. CST

    I agree, rsanta74

    by FilmCritic3000

    Joan's got this edge and spark that come natural; watch her live performances. Nothing's shown me that Kristen can pull off that level of intensity, though I'd love to be proven wrong.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 12:35 a.m. CST


    by caruso_stalker217


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    by caruso_stalker217


  • Dec. 3, 2008, 12:37 a.m. CST


    by caruso_stalker217


  • Dec. 3, 2008, 12:37 a.m. CST

    I'm fairly passionate about this

    by caruso_stalker217

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 12:38 a.m. CST


    by caruso_stalker217

    I think Jaime Pressley should play Nina Hagen in HAGEN: THE NINA HAGEN STORY: THE LIFE OF NINA HAGEN. Cuz I bet she could do a really shitty German accent.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 12:40 a.m. CST

    Who Plays the Raptor?

    by ENAN

    Glenn Close would make a good raptor. She can be counted on for a good performance too. Maybe Jennifer Jason Leigh? She is certainly bumpy, scaly and old enough to nail essence of raptor. The Runaways comics are so much cooler than the an old Runaways chix band. Rewrite!

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Jamie Pressley Für Nina Hagen!

    by caruso_stalker217

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Guys, GUYS. You don't understand!

    by caruso_stalker217

    Are you so fucking dense that you cannot grasp my genius!? The casting of Jaime Pressley as Nina Hagen in NINA: THE LIFE, TIMES AND GERMANESS OF NINA HAGEN is a no-brainer! Two hours of Jaime Pressley speaking with a German accent! Box office gold, you cocksuckers! Hagen!

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 12:44 a.m. CST

    This news really does blow, though

    by caruso_stalker217

    Kristen Stewart? Really? Fucking shit, man.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Damn, caruso stalker

    by Ribbons

    OLEG got out of the cage!

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 12:53 a.m. CST


    by caruso_stalker217

    If only Joan would get into my PANTS.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 12:59 a.m. CST

    BOOOO!!!!!! cast a WOMAN not a little girl

    by George Newman

    Good grief

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 1:04 a.m. CST

    In fairness...

    by caruso_stalker217

    ...she was a teenager when she was in the Runaways.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 1:05 a.m. CST

    shoulda been Lizzy Caplan

    by Frank Einstein

    you blew it Hollywood

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 1:06 a.m. CST

    Kristen Stewart has an enormous chin

    by caruso_stalker217

    Not, like, Reese Witherspoon enormous. I'll give her that. But let's be honest here. That fucker could crack walnuts.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 1:07 a.m. CST

    Frank Einstein

    by caruso_stalker217

    As much as I enjoy masturbating to Miss Caplan, I don't think she's right either.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Kristen Stewart has a tiny penis

    by caruso_stalker217

    And is, in fact, a man. It's science, people. You can't refute it. Unless you use somebody else's science. And only if that science has a larger penis than Kristen Stewart.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Man, I'm an asshole tonight

    by caruso_stalker217

    Wal-Mart has fried my brain.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Floria Sigismondi

    by BadMrWonka

    she also directed "Megalomanica" by of the most visually inventive videos to come out in the last maybe listen Christina Aquilera is a little disingenuous to her, yeah?<p>yeah?. yeah....

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 1:26 a.m. CST

    Boo hooo

    by Series7

    Who cares. Boring. Tell me when they make a movie about Queen or Motley Crue.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 1:30 a.m. CST

    stewarts chest is too big

    by bacci40

    that is how small jett was...wonder who will play the currie sisters...who is gonna be rodney and who is gonna play the king of scumbags, kim foley...before there was a concept of commercialized jailbait, there was the runaways...but the difference between them and the girl groups and singers of today was that foley made sure that they werent submissive sluts...they were sluts, but every guy knew that if you wanted to fuck them, they would probably first kick your ass...i had the pleasure of meeting cherie currie a few years back...nicest gal in the world...

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 1:32 a.m. CST

    Who's playing Lita Ford?

    by wbrownley

    You know, because this is a Runaways biopic, or did Hollywood hire Jon Peters to this (Joan Jett fights giant fucking spider!)

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 1:38 a.m. CST

    btw, jett should be played by sacha grey

    by bacci40

    look at that gal..she could be joan's daughter...and she already has the wouldnt even be acting...and she would have no prob with doing the lesbian scenes...fully naked...let me cast this motherfucker

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 2:10 a.m. CST

    Hate to agree with bacci40

    by Continentalop

    but Sasha (or is it sacha) Grey would be perfect. While I am far from a fan of making porn chic, she has everything you would want in a young Joan Jett. <p> By the way, Cherry Bomb was a great song. Better be used in the trailer.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 2:36 a.m. CST

    Johnny Depp as Nina Hagen!

    by DerLanghaarige

    Why are we talking about Nina Hagen?

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 2:55 a.m. CST

    Runaways: aka- The band The Donnas ripped off.

    by Playkins

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 2:57 a.m. CST

    George Newman: Get your facts straight

    by Playkins

    They WERE all teenage girls.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 3 a.m. CST

    Say your Emile Hirsch during the filming of Into The Wild.

    by YouAreAllMyBastardChildren

    You totally do her in the motorhome, right?! Even if its not in the script. Even if Sean Penn has yelled "Cut!" I don't think I would've asked how old she was. I don't think I would've walked back outside. Now you know why I have so many bastard children!

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 3:01 a.m. CST

    ^^^^ "you're" ^^^^ The dreaded 3 AM typo.

    by YouAreAllMyBastardChildren

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 3:04 a.m. CST


    by Playkins

    In a heartbeat, yes.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 3:05 a.m. CST

    Joan Jett's an executive producer of the film...

    by FilmCritic3000 With this casting, maybe she sees something we don't.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 3:22 a.m. CST

    At least she can act!

    by Evil Hobbit

    With some costume design she'll do a great job. Don't project your Twilight hate on her.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 3:45 a.m. CST

    Kristin Bell would make a great Lita Ford

    by KillaKane

    ...sigh she was super hot when she went solo, and a pretty fine guitarist ta boot.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 5:05 a.m. CST

    Aww, it's not BKV's "Runaways"?

    by Spifftacular Squirrel Girl

    I got a little excited thinking that there was some news about a film version of Brian K. Vaughn's Runaways comic. I have to admit I'm not all that familiar with Joan Jett outside of "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" so I can't really comment if Stewart's good or bad for playing a younger Joan Jett.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 5:06 a.m. CST

    is there a reason why

    by Phategod1

    Joan Jett can't play herself she looks reasonably good

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 5:14 a.m. CST

    And was the

    by Phategod1

    Britney Spears shit really needed

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 5:49 a.m. CST

    The Stoner Chick From The Gay Tween Vampire Movie?

    by LaserPants

    I suppose she could work. And by work I mean, suck my cock and swallow every last drop of my cum.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 6:32 a.m. CST


    by cornponious

    I'm sure she's calling you on skype right now.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 6:33 a.m. CST

    As for ME

    by cornponious

    I'm currently staring at pictures of Joan Jett and remembering how much wood she gave me when I was a kid.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 6:37 a.m. CST

    Mmmm...Joan Jett.

    by moondoggy2u

    As far as the twilight girl they cast, I can see it. Her fave seems to have the same shape as Jett. Slap some 80s makeup on her, dye her hair, and it might be a pretty decent resemblance.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 6:37 a.m. CST

    err....FACE seems to have the same shape...

    by moondoggy2u

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 6:39 a.m. CST

    Saw Joan Jett on the 2006 Warped Tour

    by beastie

    DAMN! She's still fucking hot.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 6:51 a.m. CST

    Floria huh?

    by Bouncy X

    her videos always have a cool weird look, i wonder if she'll throw some of that into the movie. and thats a lovely picture of kristen, taken from a terrible movie but hey.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 7:02 a.m. CST

    Sasha Grey

    by Paul Bucciarelli

    I agree with bacc40. and continentalop (a Hammet fan on AICN news? Amazing.) that Ms. Grey would have been great casting. The real trick is to get the right Kim Fowly. God, what a creep that guy was even if he did do (as Napolean XIII) "They're coming to take me away."

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 7:03 a.m. CST

    I don't see it...

    by Wungolioth

    I got dragged off to Twilight by my daughter, and Kristen Stewart just doesn't have enough of an edge or the acting chops to take on this role. One of the worst performances I've seen in the past year was her trying to act like she was in pain/dying by going crosseyed. Awful.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 7:06 a.m. CST


    by Katsune

    She may not have the energy to pull it off but I see Kristin more as Cherie Currie the lead singer (and acclaimed chainsaw artist I shit you not). She's a dead ringer in that Cherry Bomb video - and just go to Cherie's website and stroll through the gallery. It's a missed opportunity.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 7:24 a.m. CST

    Michael J. Fox!

    by Loosejerk

    I can see it...and he's not doing anything these days.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 7:31 a.m. CST


    by seppukudkurosawa

    I thought Brian K. Vaughan the moment I clicked on the article too!<p> </p>Joan Jett? Wake me up when they make a Patti Smith biopic.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 7:48 a.m. CST

    No bullshit, swear to God...

    by Kentucky Colonel

    In the fall of 1989 Joan Jett & the Blackhearts came to play our piss-ant small Fall Bash at the University of Evansvile. I helped the crew unload, set up the drums (which had soda pop spilled on them the night before) and hung with the crew all day. They gave me a backstage pass for after the show. I wrangled my way to the front row and, again I swear to God, she picked me out, grabbed both my hands firmly and sang the "Now I Wanna Be Your Dog" to me. The whole song. She didn't let go once. I was rock hard, you can imagine. After the show the local Evansville cops wouldn't let me backstage, even with my pass. Motherfuckers. I might have had me some Joan Jett cooter to chew on if it wasn't for the pigs. Fuck Evansville. Fuck the cops. I wanted to fuck Joan...but to be sure that's one memory I'll have in my mastabatory rollodex for life. Or was that too much information?

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Right, Because She Was in That Vampire Movie!

    by cowboyone

    Casting must be EASIEST fucking job on the planet. "Let's get that chick that's in that other movie that made money!"

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Just think...

    by yodalovesyou

    Kristen Stewart was born the year 'Dances with Wolves' came out. Hope y'all feel real old now!

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 8:09 a.m. CST

    As dumb as Pattinson playing Dali.

    by Mosquito March

    I hope these kids are ready for these prestige flicks they're suddenly getting as a result of their teeny bopper movie. If not, we will eat them alive.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 8:53 a.m. CST

    I once stood right behind Jett in an ATM line...

    by Kid Z

    ... was too afrain to say anything to her, tho. She's only about 5'6" and very thin, but she looks like she could kill you with one hand.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Besides Jett, none of the bandmates really

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    went onto greatness. Who was the one who had that song "Bitch?" She was a one hit wonder unfortunately. Lita Ford had like two hit songs, three if you count the Ozzy duet. I don't see how there could be any interest in this movie, and I'm from this era. A Go-Gos movie would be better.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Bacci40 is who is playin Lita?

    by conspiracy

    This girl simply has too much Tit and too little "rough" to play a Runaway. Joan is not only oddly sexy...but a bit scary, in a strap-on wearing kinda way...and this little tart has no scary in her. Now who is playin that full on, spanked myself raw too her, sex bomb Lita Ford?

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Kentucky Colonel...

    by cornponious

    No, I don't think that's too much information. Were I you, I would feel the same way. And I must agree with you. Fuck Evansville cops for doing that to you.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 9:47 a.m. CST

    When did Macauly Culkin grow his hair long?

    by SlyAndTheFamilyStallone

    And something resembling tits?

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Kentucky about blue balls

    by bacci40

    jeezus christ...again, thats why this role needs to be recast...maybe some prepubescent guys are into stewart, but she leaves my dick limp...joan still oozes sexuality...i just cant believe that joan is exec producing and doesnt see the need to cast grey as her...the buzz on this pic would be amazing...its gonna be rated r, so stewarts fans cant why cast her?

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 9:53 a.m. CST

    What tweeny vampire movie? 'Cuz "Twilight" had none

    by gruntybear

    Whatever those pale limp things were in "Twilight," they certainly weren't vampires. Impervious to sunlight (because their skin looks marginally sweaty if the sun is too direct), lacking fangs and having suppressed their cravings for human blood, are you sure Edward was "creature of the night" or just an anemic sourpuss with strange culinary tastes? It positively kills me to think that a book that poorly written that was such an transparent fan-fic skim of prior, more prominent tales of blooksuckers - "Buffy," "Angel," anything Anne Rice or White Wolf related - could connect in such a huge way. We really have reached a critical nadir in pop culture, have we not?

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 10:08 a.m. CST

    So it's not about the comics?

    by The Eskimo


  • Dec. 3, 2008, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Critical nadir....perhaps...

    by Darth Macchio

    ...but at least the kids are reading something right? Wasn't too long before Harry Potter that kids had to be "negotiated" into reading by offering them free rewards like dethslop at McColonExplosions or free movie passes for Power Ranger idiocy. Hate to be pessimistic about it but kids today are a few hairs away from baboons in many cases and them reading anything, even pop-culture drivel can't be all least they CAN read and actually ARE reading of their own accord. Now if we could just get them not to sit in the middle of the god damn aisle in bookstores (read: bookstores are NOT libraries), then we might be making actual progress. I'd rather have a kid reading nowhere near me then climbing my fence to skate my half-pipe and then I'm forced to shoot them with a BB gun. I'm sure the BB's don't like it either.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Mmmmm maybe

    by thot

    She might pull off the look but it'll all boil down to pulling off the attitude when the camera's rolling. She's not an edgy actress. Who knows. That video of Britney Spears slaughtering "I Love Rock 'n Roll" is hilarious! She is a talentless hack.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 10:59 a.m. CST

    I love Joan Jett!

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    I'm from Kentucky too and have a similar story, but without the whole sexual aspect. I have a nephew that is the biggest Joan Jett fan on the planet, so growing up with him I also became a huge fan. It's not Christmas time until I hear her version of "The Little Drummer Boy." Anyway, back to my Kentucky story; I am one of the biggest Ramones fans on the planet. Some years back while writing for a local newspaper I was able to interview Johnny Ramone before an upcoming Louisville show. Johnny sent me backstage passes to come and hang out with the band the night of the show. AICN friend PETER BLOOD was with me. The Ramones were opening for White Zombie, and Zombie's concert security refused to let us backstage even with our passes, so I missed the chance to meet my heroes in person. Now they're gone.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 11:03 a.m. CST

    an obvious money grab for casting

    by K|LLDOZER

    just like other music icons had to have something VERY special from their screen portrayals (Ray, Walk The Line, I'm Not There), Joan is so unique that the flavor of the month starlet will just completely blow it. So many other good choices are out there - the person I thought of when I read this was Faruza Balk - but she might be too old for a story revolving around Jett in her early 20s. But damn, seriously - find someone else.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 11:18 a.m. CST

    How about Motley Crue's The Dirt

    by hallmitchell

    Development Hell for years.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 12:16 p.m. CST

    stunt casting

    by JamesT

    Thank Christ this wasn't being made when Spider-Man came out or you might have Dunst up for the role.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 12:18 p.m. CST


    by oisin5199

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 12:19 p.m. CST

    The Reluctant Austinite..Yet another reason...

    by conspiracy

    to fucking heap the Hate on Rob Zombie. Not only a half assed musician with only ONE good album to his name, but a completely self important yet ultimately talentless director,writer,and artist. The Ramones will be remembered and loved when the only thing people remember about the word "Zombie" is as being the name of a drink.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 12:19 p.m. CST

    'The' Runaways?

    by oisin5199

    I hope they're still doing the Runaways movie based on the awesome Marvel comic. Title stealers! Anybody see Joan's cameo in Repo the Genetic Opera? Crowd went wild when she showed up on screen.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Lita was not attractive as a Runaway

    by hst666

    Still going through an awkward phase. Talented though. Love Joan Jett and the Runaways, looking forward to this.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Boobs too big

    by Jonas Grumpy

    I saw Joan in concert once. She would spin around in a circle while playing guitar, and her silhouette didn't change. No tits, no ass, and no hips. It was like looking at a real-life Olive Oyl. <BR><BR>This actress will need some Ace bandages wrapped tightly around her to more closely resemble the real deal.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Joan Jett raped my childhood

    by Stuntcock Mike

    And I fucking loved it!

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Whats wrong witchu guys? I would shave my whole family for Krist

    by Damien Chowder

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Who gives a shit

    by potvsktl

    what you'd shave? The point is she's bad for the role. Go jerk off onto your Smallville DVDs.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 6:56 p.m. CST

    who would have made a better Joan?

    by listo65

    Alison Lohman... anyone?

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Saw "Him" Dancing There By The Record Machine?

    by LaserPants

    If by "him" you mean "her", I buy it. Joan, honey, don't front, we both know you like pussy. Exclusively.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Aha! Alison Lohman!

    by caruso_stalker217

    Now there's some casting I could get inside. Er, behind. <p>I would like to be inside Alison Lohman. <p>You should be casting this movie, listo65. You anonymous internet person.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Isn't Joan Jett as lesbian?

    by batzilla

    I thought she was. She sure looks like a guy. Yuck.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 10:43 p.m. CST

    If Joan looks like a guy...

    by caruso_stalker217

    ...then that is one guy I would like to fuck.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Joan Jett did nothing for me

    by Continentalop

    I mean that literally. I saw her once and asked her if she had change for a $5 so I could catch the bus, and she just walked on by. I still hold that against her. <p> Bitch.

  • Dec. 4, 2008, 1:48 a.m. CST


    by caruso_stalker217

    Was your dick hanging out of your zipper? Cuz that's happened to me a few times. Always check to make sure you're zipped up, man.

  • Dec. 4, 2008, 6:28 a.m. CST

    Erm, isn't "New Moon" supposed to be filming this spring?

    by Anna Valerious

    Also, I still think that Sigismondi should do the next "Van Helsing"...hell, I don't think she'd screw up like Cohen did...

  • Dec. 4, 2008, 7:58 a.m. CST


    by The Amazing G