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'Twilight' Star Kristen Stewart to Be One of 'The Runaways'

December 03, 2008 09:25:00 GMT

Kristen Stewart, the actress famed for her role as Bella in 'Twilight', is tapped to take the role of '70s rocker Joan Jett in 'The Runaways'.


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Kristen Stewart will shed off her girl-in-love image in "Twilight" by portraying a legendary rocker in "The Runaways". According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 18-year-old has landed a part in the rock 'n' roll biopic of the 1970s all-girl band, portraying rock guitarist/singer Joan Jett.

Since Stewart still has commitments with two "Twilight" sequels, including "New Moon", it is said that the production of "Runaways" which is aimed for 2009 start will work a schedule around them. Beside taking the role of Jett, THR also reported that the "Into the Wild" actress will reprise her role as Bella in "New Moon", which is expected to shoot sometime in first-quarter 2009.

Centering the story on Joan Jett and her fellow band member Cherie Currie, "The Runaways" will follow the band from their meteoric rise as teenagers to their dissolution and disillusionment. The screenplay has been written by video director Floria Sigismondi, who will also serve as director to the feature project. While John and Bill Pohlad are producing the movie, Jett will act as an executive producer.

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posted by TwilightLover on Jun 12, 2009
Have you seen Kristen's new hairdo? She's finally gone nuts!!! She could have worn a wig instead of cutting of her luscious locks.
posted by Andy_A on Mar 08, 2009
Kirsten? As Joan Jett? Ugh, I bet Sandy is rolling in her grave.
posted by cya7388 on Jan 29, 2009
Kristen is soooo right for the part and she will definetely kick some ass!!! Too much on her plate...NOT...Can't wait for New Moon because there is no other actress who could possibly be Bella Swan. Yeah, I agree...Go Kristen - YOU ROCK!!!!!
posted by cya7388 on Jan 29, 2009
Kristen is soooo right for the part and she will definetely kick some ass!!! Too much on her plate...NOT...Can't wait for New Moon because there is no other actress who could possibly be Bella Swan. Yeah, I agree...Go Kristen - YOU ROCK!!!!!
posted by MeAgain on Dec 21, 2008
But then I did hear that Joan will be backing her. So at least we'll know it will be an accurate portrayal. Joan won't settle for anything less.
posted by GoodLuck on Dec 21, 2008
I certain wish this actress luck. I've never seen her work, but I followed all the workings of the Runaways through Jett's career. JJ was one of my biggest idols growing up. So I'm going to be a tough critic on this one. I will definitely be watching. So good luck to the woman who tries to portray an icon.
posted by YEESS MAM! on Dec 09, 2008
Kristen can definitely pull off anyone of those roles. Shes my favorite actress in the whole world! I'd like to see one of u guys try to pull all of those roles of before u talk about Kristen!! GO KRISTEN!
posted by YEESS MAM! on Dec 09, 2008
Kristen can definitely pull off anyone of those roles. Shes my favorite actress in the whole world! I'd like to see one of u guys try to pull all of those roles of before u talk about Kristen!! GO KRISTEN!
posted by YEESS MAM! on Dec 09, 2008
Kristen can definitely pull off anyone of those roles. Shes my favorite actress in the whole world! I'd like to see one of u guys try to pull all of those roles of before u talk about Kristen!! GO KRISTEN!
posted by Tori on Dec 09, 2008
Kristen was good in Twilight(even though the movie could have been soooo much better) idk if she can pull off runway, but maybe she can pull off the rocker chic
posted by Rinnie on Dec 05, 2008
I don't know...... She is a great actress but I just don't know she has the look for Runaways...... To me she is just Bella.......
posted by wtf on Dec 03, 2008
I think she did a great job on doing bella.And she should be in new moon
posted by ha! on Dec 03, 2008
she can barely pull of Bella and now she's a 70's rocker?

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