Kristen Stewart to play Joan Jett

Dec 3rd, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News

It seems that Kristen Stewart will be playing Joan Jett in the rock and roll biopic, “The Runaways.”  I think this is the role that Kristen was so excited about but wouldn’t mention.  To read more, click here!

“The film will revolve around Jett and Currie and follow them from the band’s meteoric rise as teenagers to their dissolution and disillusionment.

The movie is eyeing a 2009 start and will work around Stewart’s commitments to the two “Twilight” sequels. The first one, “New Moon,” is expected to shoot sometime in first-quarter 2009, with Stewart reprising her role as Bella, the human who falls for a vampire.”

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14 Comments to “Kristen Stewart to play Joan Jett”

  1. Julia says:

    WAIT. Hold it.
    The TWO Twilight sequals?!!!

  2. Kate says:

    yeah she only has a contract to do New Moon and Eclipse just like Rob. When they had signed Summit didn’t own the rights to Breaking Dawn because it wasn’t out at the time.

  3. Bella J. says:

    I love Joan Jett so this is going to be awesome!!!

  4. Jenn says:

    So if they make a movie for Breaking Dawn, who is it going to be?

  5. Crystal says:


    Fresh from the success of “Twilight,” actress Kristen Stewart has signed on to play rocker Joan Jett in the upcoming biopic “The Runaways.” Except that she “forgot” she was already signed on to play Bella for two more movies in the Twilight series — oops! So production for “New Moon” and “Eclipse” (which are being shot at the same time) will now be pushed back, as will the release date.

    …. I AM NOT HAPPY with that ….POSTPONED ….like what? I have to wait LONGER ….. geez

  6. BellaEmy says:

    who the hell is Joan Jett?

  7. hayley says:

    How could she forget that she signed on for two more movies? Didn’t rob say that they would have to rush production because of his age?

  8. Cynthia says:

    I’m so excited they’re doing a biopic of Joan Jett. She’s one of my favorite musicians of all time. I think Kristen will do a good job. She’s just gotta work on her badass side 😉

  9. Amber says:

    Crystal, I wouldn’t get too hyped up about that article. I’m pretty sure that Kristen is more responsible than that. It souds like a bunch of BS

  10. mommytrish says:

    I LOVE JOAN JETT! I can truly see Kristen playing her. If you know Joan Jett’s style, Kristen can pull it off easliy! And without Joan Jett’s Rock style, so many current rock girls wouldn’t exist today!

    And I think the “Postpone” ariclte is BS too…..TST above cleary quotes that they will work around her twilight commitment.

    …”I love rock n roll….put another dime in the juke box baby…….”

  11. Jamie says:

    Is this the same Joan Jett as “Joan Jett and the Blackhearts” ?

  12. Kelly says:

    YAY! that will be coooll!

  13. Shteff! says:


  14. Adrienne says:

    I Love Rock and Roll? You cannot tell me you do not know who Joan Jett is!!! She’s awesome!

    Joan Jett and the Blackhearts baby!!!!

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