Stewart will play rocker Joan Jett, famous for "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" among numerous other hits, in "The Runaways." According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will cover Jett's early days in 1970s girlpunk band The Runaways, where she collaborated with such musical legends as Lita Ford. No word yet on who will play Ford or fellow Runaways Sandy West, Micki Steele, Jackie Fox or Cherie Currie, though Currie's role in the film is reported to be prominent.
Jett herself will act as an executive producer, according to HR. Shooting should start next year, based on Stewart's commitment to the "Twilight" sequels.Copyright © 2015, CT Now