I've written before that I was looking forward to, nay excited about, Kristen Stewart's turn as Joan Jett int he upcoming Runaways biopic. That was before I had to endure months of watching her immobile face, and the dramatic pauses, forced stutters, and incessant blinking employed as she transcribed Bella Swan's awkwardness from page to screen in "Twilight."
Now that the Runaways cast has been confirmed, I've seen photos of Stewart bobbing and weaving around Los Angeles sporting Jett's trademark black mullet. You know, business in the front. PARTY IN THE BACK. But OMG if the film about one of the bands closest to my heart is ruined by another "Twilight"-caliber performance I'm going to choke on my Sour Patch Kids with rage.
I sincerely hope that Stewart doesn't think that the mullet is going to act for her. Jett has presence . She is more than just a scowl, tight pants, and eyeliner and I hope Stewart gets that because so far, she's been the same sullen prat in every role. I am rooting for her to do well in this, ROOTING.
I was surprised but not really concerning the casting decision of Dakota Fanning as the infamous Cherie Currie, who's now out in the boondocks somewhere creating luscious wood sculptures with a chainsaw. I kid you not. (I love this woman.) Fanning is a talented actress and has already proved that she'll go above and beyond for a role ("Hounddog," anyone?) thus I have every confidence that' she'll be great as Currie on screen; her performance as Jane in, what else! "Twilight!" will be the lead in to this. Currie was a hellraising, drug-abusing father's nightmare when she was just a teenager.
Rounding out the Runaways:
Stella Maeve as Sandy West
Alessandra Torresani as Lita Ford
Unknown on Jackie Fox/Vicki Blue at this time
Floria Sigismondi is set to direct which is stellar.