Little Dakota Fanning appears to be all grown up in the new teaser trailer for her latest movie, “The Runaways.”
Directed by music video director Floria Sigismondi, the biopic details the rise and fall of The Runaways, a 1970s rock band consisting entirely of teenage girls.
Led by Cherie Currie (Fanning) and Joan Jett (Kristen Stewart), the band achieved some success in the United States, touring with The Ramones and other popular rock acts, and gained a huge following in Japan. Manipulated by their manager Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon), the band struggles to come of age and make music in Hollywood on their own terms.
At less than a minute, the trailer doesn’t show much, but I’m definitely intrigued by this movie.
It looks like a huge departure for Fanning and Stewart, who seems to be doing a good job of not falling into typecast roles after the success of “Twilight.” Stewart looks like a good fit for Jett, though I’m not sure about Fanning as Currie yet.
I’m also thrilled to see Michael Shannon in another major role following his excellent Oscar-nominated turn in “Revolutionary Road,” as well as “Arrested Development’s” Alia Shawkat in a supporting role.
“The Runaways” will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January before opening nationwide March 19.
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