The Runaways feature film is almost here, and we have a few details, images, and clips to tide you over for now.
First up, check out some new images here below from the film of Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett, Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie, and the rest of the cast. These are some great shots and I feel they do a great job of depicting the actresses as the rock and rolling bad girl musicians. [Updated: I've added a few more pictures, the last four below are new today from the movie's official Facebook page.]
Next, there’s a new TV spot for the film. It’s a quick one, but totally worth watching as there’s a few extra scenes in there that were not in the trailers. The more I see, the more I know I’m going to love this movie.
Lastly, the all-important soundtrack! This is a biopic about an all-girl rock band from the 1970s, so not only is there the originals and covers of The Runaways‘ songs, as well as Joan Jett‘s “Don’t Abuse Me,” but also some good seventies tunage from the likes of The Sex Pistols, David Bowie, MC5, and the Sex Pistols. In the film, Stewart and Fanning do their own vocals, and let me tell you, as a life-long Runaways fan I think these ladies not only look the part, but they also sound it too! The Runaways Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD hits stores on March 23, 2010 — a few days after the film’s March 19 release — but is available for pre-order right now! Also, ff you order the digital download version of the album from the Runaways Soundtrack site, you’ll get it on March 16, 2010!
Check out the full soundtrack listing here below.
One track I’m quite excited about hearing is The Runaways song “Dead End Justice” performed by Kristen Stewart & Dakota Fanning. The original song ends the band’s eponymous debut album and is one of those epic tunes that starts out rockin’ and then the story picks up and turns into a rock musical! The song begins with Currie and Jett singing about drunk and stoned “dead end kids in the danger zone,” basically wayward kids like themselves. Eventually, the girls find big trouble and end up in juvie where their lives become worse than they could imagine and all of their hopes and dreams ruined. In the end, the girls are faced with some tough decisions; what happens next still to be revealed. I hope we get to see them perform this song in the film, and not just hear snippets of it!
1. Nick Gilder – “Roxy Roller”
2. Suzi Quatro – “The Wild One”
3. MC5 – “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World”
4. David Bowie – “Rebel Rebel”
5. Dakota Fanning – “Cherry Bomb”
6. The Runaway – “Hollywood”
7. Dakota Fanning – “California Paradise”
8. The Runaways – “You Drive Me Wild”
9. Dakota Fanning & Kristen Stewart – “Queens Of Noise”
10. Kristen Stewart & Dakota Fanning – “Dead End Justice”
11. The Stooges – “I Wanna Be Your Dog”
12. The Runaways – “I Wanna Be Where The Boys Are (Live)”
13. Sex Pistols – “Pretty Vacant”
14. Joan Jett – “Don’t Abuse Me”