Michael Shannon's scene-stealing performances over the years finally earned him a well-deserved Oscar nod for last year's supporting role in Revolutionary Road, Sam Mendes's exhausting ode to suburban ennui. Well, now he's about to kick out the jams in The Runaways, the biopic about the most cherry-bombin' girl group ever, the Runaways.

The cast of The Runaways, as it stands now in any case, is a bit hard to wrap my mind around. Kristen Stewart is playing legendary guitarist Joan Jett, Dakota Fanning will somehow channel proto-riot grrrl lead singer Cherie Currie, and "Gossip Girl" Stella Maeve is rumored to be playing drummer Sandy West. (I'm waiting with bated breath to see who is going to take on Lita Ford and Jackie Fox!) It's not clear yet what Shannon's part in this you-go-girl flick will be, he will probably be acting creepy and/or crazy in an awesome way.
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