Producers Art and John Linson will be bringing the rough and tumble coming-of-age story of the '70s teenage band The Runaways to the bigscreen in Neon Angels.
Floria Sigismondi will write and direct the drama about girls brought together by Kim Fowley, creating a band that would set the stage for girl groups like the Go-Go's and the Bangles. Variety adds the Linsons secured music rights and deals that allow them to tell the stories of members Joan Jett, Cherie Currie and the late Sandy West. An unpublished memoir written by lead singer Curie will be used as a resource for a drama that intends to bare all the drugs, sex and heartache experienced by girls who struggled to be viewed as musicians, not sex kittens with guitars.
No production schedule is available for Neon Angels.