While Marvel Studios preps The Avengers for its May 4th release date, they have also been busy gathering cast and crew for their upcoming film The Runaways. According to Deadline, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist director Peter Sollett is in negotiations to helm the film, which is being called "The Breakfast Club with superheroes."

Over at The Playlist, they claim that Joss Whedon is in the running to direct this high profile project. They are debunking that information in light of Deadline's story.

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The Runaways follows a group of teenagers who find that some family secrets are bigger than others when they discover their parents are actually super-villains. Running away from their homes, the teens band together and begin a journey of discovery, both of their parents' origins and of their own inherited powers, while trying to make up for the evil done by their folks.

The film is set for a 2011 release date.