Twilight star and jealous target of thousands of teenage girls world-wide, Kristen Stewart, has been selected by director Floria Sigismondi to portray Joan Jett in a planned rock ‘n’ roll biopic about Jett’s first band The Runaways.
According to multiple sources (we’ll say Hollywood Reporter for this one), 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.
The movie is eyeing a 2009 start and will work around Stewart’s commitments to the two “Twilight” sequels. The first one, “New Moon,” is expected to shoot sometime in first-quarter 2009, with Stewart reprising her role as Bella, the human who falls for a vampire. Sigismondi, who despite already being an acclaimed music video director (The White Stripes, the Cure, Interpol, Sigur RÃ³s, Christina Aguilera), will be making her feature film debut, while Jett herself is serving as executive producer.