Early trailer available for 'The Runaways' film

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Twilight's Kristen Stewart plays Joan Jett of the 1970s punk rock all-girl's band The Runaways, in the film of the sam name which stars Dakota Fanning as singer Cherie Currie from the band. The film is based on Currie's book Neon Angel.

The picture is directed and written by Floria Sigismondi, an Italian music video director, who has shot videos for David Bowie and Sheryl Crow and has a background in fashion photography.

The story follows the act's rise to fame in two years, from 1975-77, showing their rock-star lifestyle from small clubs to major arenas, opening for The Ramones and Tom Petty, and undertaking a successful tour of Japan.

The film premieres at the Sundance Film Festival in January and opens in the US on March 19.