Dakota Fanning is in talks to star as real-life singer Cherie Currie in The Runaways, about the 1970s girl band. If she comes aboard, she’ll join Kristen Stewart who is playing Joan Jett.
Eerily, Fanning is the same age — 15 — as Currie when she started rocking, doing drugs and super-partying. Her best known tune is “Cherry Bomb.”
Today, the 50 year-old Currie is a respected chainsaw artist living in Chatsworth, California.
Floria Sigismondi wrote and directs the flick which shoots in May.
Fanning also joins Stewart in the Twilight sequel New Moon, as a vamp.