Dakota Fanning Joins The Runaways

Actress to play lead singer Cheri Currie.
BYEvan Jacobs | March 5th, 2009

According to Variety Dakota Fanning is in talks to play lead singer Cheri Currie in The Runaways.

The film is a biopic of the '70s all-girl band of the same name. Kristen Stewart is already attached to star as Joan Jett.

Fanning who is 15 is just as old as Currie when started singing for the group. She eventually got caught up in the world of drugs and partying.

The film is written and directed by Floria Sigismondi. Production is expected to commence in late spring.

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