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Variety is reporting some casting information about the new film about influential female punk act The Runaways.

Producers Art and John Linson will be bringing their story to the bigs creen as Neon Angels. The film will concern the lives of members Joan Jett, Cherie Currie and the late Sandy West. An unpublished memoir written by lead singer Curie will be used as source material for a drama that intends to bare all the drugs, sex and heartache experienced by girls who "struggled to be viewed as musicians, not sex kittens with guitars."

Dakota Fanning has been cast as Cherie Currie and she joins Kristen Stewart of Twilight who will play Joan Jett. Like Fanning, Currie was only 15 when she joined the Runaways.