Quick admission: We’ve never had much hope for the Runaways biopic. Mostly because we think Kristen Stewart is too dead in the eyes to play the Queen of Rock and Roll. It works for Bella, but little else — especially not appearances on Letterman. And then there was the fact the Dakota Fanning was involved, in the role of Cherie Currie. Her puberty upsets us. But now the first teaser is out, and we’re willing to give it a chance, even if all of the the quick cuts make it almost impossible to get a read on whether the film’s actually good or not. Perhaps because “Cherry Bomb” is playing in the background. Or maybe it’s the awesome mullet hair.
The film premieres next month at Sundance, and hits theaters nationwide in March. What do you think?
And just for fun, a clip of the real Runaways playing “Cherry Bomb.” (Here’s a link to the music video; embedding is disabled.)