Kristen Stewart is Joan Jett

Twilight star Kristen Stewart has signed on to play famous rock’n’roller Joan Jett in The Runaways. Music video director Floria Sigismondi wrote and will helm the project. Sigismondi’s videos have included Marilyn Manson’s Tourniquet, Christina Aguilera’s Fighter and The White Stripes’ Blue Orchid.

The film is a biopic of the first successful all-girl hard rock band The Runaways (hence the title), which fell apart after four years due to management and money disputes.  According to THR, the film “will revolve around Jett and [singer-keyboardist Cherie] Currie and follow them from the band’s meteoric rise as teenagers to their dissolution and disillusionment.”

River Road Entertainment hopes to go into production in 2009, but they will have to work around the Twilight sequel New Moon, which is supposedly gearing up for a March 2009 start.

The /Filmcast: After Dark – Episode 1

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The /Filmcast: After Dark is a recording of what happens right after The /Filmcast is over, when the kids have gone to bed and the guys feel free to speak whatever is on their minds. In other words, it’s the leftover and disorganized ramblings, mindfarts, and brain diarrhea from The /Filmcast, all in one convenient audio file. In our first episode, Dave, Devindra, Adam, Dave3, and Peter discuss the difficulty of following comic books, the possibility of The Runaways on film and the ethics of Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. Neil from Filmschoolrejects also joins us to assert that not all bloggers live in their parents’ basements.

Join us on Monday night when we review RAMBO (NOT The Strangers), which was just released on DVD May 27, 2008. We’ll also give our detailed impressions on the Lost season finale. If you have any feedback/questions/comments/complaints, feel free to contact us at slashfilmcast@gmail.com.

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