Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time!
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Cover
Does Star Wars Have A Brain Trust?
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
First Poster Of Neill Blomkamp's Chappie
South African graffiti
Fresh Avengers: Age Of Ultron Concept Art
Updated! Now with Black Widow...
First Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer Arrives
You may find this story dangerously erotic
First Poster For Ant-Man Arrives Online
Heist, heist baby
Ben Affleck's Batman V Superman Cowl Revealed
Get a closer look at the suit. Well, part of it...
The Amazing Spider-Man 3 Pushed Back To 2018
The Sinister Six pic moves to 2016
Mad Max: Fury Road Comic-Con Poster Unveiled
What a lovely day...
Duncan Jones' Warcraft Logo Revealed
Plus take a look at some weapons...
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Launches A New Poster
Graffiti hits Comic-Con
Nightcrawler Trailer Stalks Online
The city shines brightest at night...
Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 Gets A Release Date
Argh ye ready for more Cap'n Jack come July 2017?
Twisted Twins Attack Painkiller Jane
Soska Sisters adapting cult comic
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
26 June 2014
Frank Darabont In Talks For Snow White & The Huntsman Sequel
Which may now just be The Huntsman
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Night Moves
29 August 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Motel Life (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Man Of Steel (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Iceman (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Mud (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Michael Shannon Takes On Runaways
Oscar nominee joins Joan Jett biopic

01 June 2009  |  Written by Emily Phillips  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Michael Shannon is putting that Oscar nomination to good use as he surrounds himself with attractive teenage girls for a role in rock chick biopic, The Runaways, about Joan Jett and her illustrious bandmates.

The current line-up includes Twilight's Kristen Stewart (who has just finished making New Moon, which has a new trailer today) as Joan Jett and the not-so-childish-now Dakota Fanning as Bowie-esque lead-singer Cherie Curry. The story will follow their antics as the first big all-girl rock band in the seventies.

Although the main characters will be female, there are a number of lead male roles available, including rock impressario Kim Fowley, who was involved with the band from its inception and doesn't look a million miles away from the intense Shannon.

Shannon - who gained acclaim for his turn as Winslet and Di Caprio's truth-spouting crazy neighbour John Givings in Sam Mendes' Revolutionary Road - is in the middle of shooting Jonah Hex with Josh Brolin and Megan Fox, and is also in 2010's 13, the remake of French thriller 13 (Tzameti), alongside Mickey Rourke and Jason Statham.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Columbia Pick Up Swift
Boy wonder to hit the big screen
Twilight Saga: New Moon Trailer Online
Teaser look at next vampire instalment

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Our official verdict on Marvel's latest addition to their cinematic universe

Frank Grillo's Ten Toughest Hollywood Tough Guys
The Purge: Anarchy star picks his favourite badasses

Role By Role With Joel McHale
The star of The Soup and Community on Spider-Man 2 and much more

'I Have The Club But I Didn't Get The Lion's Head'
Dwayne Johnson (and pals) talks Hercules props, action and ancient superheroes

Classic Feature: The Making Of The Silence Of The Lambs
Is this the most frightening movie ever made?

Classic Feature: Jack Nicholson - Gods Among Us
Charisma, consistency and cunning summed up in a single word: Jack.

Peter Fonda On Peter Fonda
The Hollywood legend relives his career highlights

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)