According to EW, New York-based Apparition will distribute Floria Sigismondi’s The Runaways to US theaters on March 19, 2010. Making its debut at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, Runaways focuses on the eponymous all-female rock goup led by Joan Jett (played by Kristen Stewart) and Cherie Currie (played by Dakota Fanning) and their rise under their abusive manager (played by Oscar-nominee Michael Shannon).
When asked by Risky Buisness about what he found appealing about the film, Apparition chief Bob Berney said the following:
Floria made a film that is really about the relationship, so there’s more to it than just a typical rock bio. It’s really a story of the two girls, Joan and Cherie. She did it really stylized, and it’s done in a real indie spirit, which I think is the spirit of the original group and Joan’s group.
Hopefully, we’ll be hearing a lot of good buzz on the film when it plays at Sundance. As for now, hit the jump to see a larger, better-quality image of the one we showed you a couple days ago plus a photo of director Sigismondi.