Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) is in talks for one of the lead male roles in The Runaways, about Joan Jett's seminal 1970s rock band.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kristen Stewart will play Jett and Dakota Fanning is on board to play bandmate Cherie Curry in the River Road pic, which will revisit the short but influential life of the first all-female band of the rock era.

Although the film centers on the four female members of the band, there are a number of key male roles representing people who were personally and professionally associated with band members.

No production date has been set.