Is Alia Shawkat A Runaway?

Arrested Development star joins rock bio

Is Alia Shawkat A Runaway?

by Chris Hewitt |
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Latino Review is reporting that Alia Shawkat – better known as the acerbic teenager, Maeby, on the godlike and gone-too-soon sitcom, Arrested Development – has joined the cast of the Kristen Stewart-starring Joan Jett biopic, The Runaways.

According to them, Shawkat will play Robin, a fictional character who may or may not be an amalgam of several of the teen girl group’s bass players (they went through them like Spinal Tap goes through drummers), including Micki Steele, Peggy Foster, Jackie Fox, Flea, Mike Mills and Jim Tavare.

If the rumour is true, then it represents a decided upturn in fortunes for Shawkat, who’s been possibly the only **Arrested Development **alum to have fared less than well since the show ended in 2006.

While the likes of Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Michael Cera have been carving out movie careers, she’s cropped up in the likes of **Prom Wars **and Bart Got A Room. Thankfully, the **Arrested Development **movie is on the horizon, so things are looking up for a talented and very funny young actress.

The Runaways is currently shooting in and around LA, with Floria Sigismondi at the helm.

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