Apparition will distribute Joan Jett biopic, THE RUNAWAYS
Update: The first official photo for THE RUNAWAYS has been released, which you can see above. (Source JoBlo)
Apparition have been very selective with the films they've acquired over the last year. In August, we found out they picked up Jane Campion's BRIGHT STAR and Terrence Malick's TREE OF LIFE (which stars Brad Pitt and Sean Penn), and TIFF's closing night film, THE YOUNG VICTORIA. Their diverse choices exploded when they picked up BLACK DYNAMITE, which is one of the most creative blaxploitation throwback films of the decade.
Today, Variety announced that Apparition has just grabbed THE RUNAWAYS, about Joan Jett's seminal girl rock band. The film stars Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning, who both star in the TWILIGHT series. I'm still on the fence about this film, but until the trailer hits, my interest will continue to stick around. THE RUNAWAYS will premiere at Sundance in January, and hits theaters March 19th, 2010. James, Rusty, and myself will be at Sundance next year, so I'll make sure one of us catches it and reports back!