Trailerama: The Runaways

Ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb! Based on vocalist Cherie Currie’s memoirs, this biopic tells the low down and dirty story of all-girl glamsters The Runaways. The Twilight brigade will be mushy about Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett, but it’s the prospect of Michael Shannon as Kim Fowley—the man who put the “ego” in Svengali—which floats our butterfly collar. Director Floria Sigismondi may be best known for the award-winning video to Sigur Ros’s “Untitled,” which can be seen below.

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3 Responses to “Trailerama: The Runaways”

  1. Sundance 2010 Preview: Etc. « SquallyShowers Says:

    […] The Runaways […]

  2. Must See Movies: March « SquallyShowers Says:

    […] The Runaways Release date: March 19 The pitch: The amazingly true story of the girl glam “Cherry Bomb” hit-makers, replete with drugs, Svengalis, and Sapphic interludes. Fun fact: Kim Fowley, the jailbait band’s sinister mentor, does not know how to drive a car. Why it could be great: The prospect of a lesbian Kristen Stewart, grown-up Dakota Fanning and sleazy Michael Shannon indicates this is a camp classic in the making. Music’s not bad, either. Why it could suck: Band biopics’ three acts are pretty much set in stone, and Stewart has yet to be acquainted with that skill known as “acting.” […]

  3. The Great SXSW 2010 Preview Dump: Headliners « SquallyShowers Says:

    […] The Runaways […]

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