Stewart’s New Role Rocks

“Twilight” star Kristen Stewart has signed on to play Joan Jett in an upcoming biopic about The Runaways, Variety has reported.

The movie will focus on the beginnings of the highly influential ’70s all-girl band, which featured Jett, Lita Ford, Cherri Currie and the late Sandy West.

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Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City.

The film is expected to begin shooting in early 2009.