Thursday, March 05, 2009

Dakota Fanning To Play Cherry Currie In "The Runaways" Biopic

(image via cherriecurry)

The veering of Dakota Fanning's film career into increasingly edgy waters proceeds full steam ahead. Fanning, who has been parodied by SNL's Amy Poehler as being freakishly precocious for her age, was discovered by Steven Spielberg, who said in the Washington Post at the time: "(Dakota) has the perfect sort of otherworldly look about her, an enchanting young actress called upon ... to carry a great weight."

From Variety:

"Dakota Fanning is negotiating to play lead singer Cheri Currie in 'The Runaways,' the biopic of the '70s all-girl band that already has 'Twilight' star Kristen Stewart playing Joan Jett.

"Scripted and directed by Floria Sigismondi, the film begins production in late spring.

"At 15, Fanning is the same age Currie was when she made her debut with the Runaways as the lead singer who belted out hard-edged tunes like 'Cherry Bomb.' Currie became caught up in drugs and a hard-partying lifestyle."

Most recently Fanning starred in "Hound Dog," which featured a controversial rape scene, that gathered buzz at Sundance but naught else much afterwards.

Where are this little girl's parents? And why are they letting this happen to her?

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