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 Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
30 January 2015
New Avengers: Age Of Ultron TV Spot
'You've meddled with something you don't understand...'
Karl Urban Joins Pete's Dragon Remake
He's replacing Michael C. Hall
Meet The New Jurassic World Dino
Indominus Rex, what big teeth you have...
John Wick Duo Wanted To Direct Cowboy Ninja Viking
David Leitch and Chad Stahelski may corral Chris Pratt
Terminator Genisys Super Bowl Spot Online
Watch out for back-flipping buses...
First Look At The Enfield Haunting
Who you gonna Spall?
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
08 December 2014
Still Alice Trailer Online
Julianne Moore deals with a medical crisis
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
American Pastoral
31 December 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Effie Gray (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Night Moves (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Motel Life (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Man Of Steel (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Iceman (2013)
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


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Joaquin Phoenix Talks Inherent Vice
Plus co-stars Josh Brolin and Katherine Waterston

Stephen Daldry Talks Trash
The Billy Elliot man on his Rio carnival and training as a clown

Colin Firth And Taron Egerton Talk Kingsman: The Secret Service
Plus Samuel L. Jackson on bad-guy duties

A Brief History Of The Ring
Everything you need to know about the J-horror reboot

The X-Men TV Series: 10 Possible Plotlines
Mutants on a budget? We suggest some ideas for Fox’s new franchise extension

10 Kid-Friendly Marvel Comics That Could Be The Next Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Animation Studios have a lot to play with elsewhere in the Marvelverse

20 Sitcom Spin-Offs That Were Doomed To Fail
From Joey to Ally and back again…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

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 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month 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  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)