There seems to be a bit of confusion when it comes to the upcoming rock-fest otherwise known as The Runaways.

Earlier in the month, word hit that newcomer Alessandra Torresani was going to play Lita Ford. But now, out of nowhere, Variety reports that Scout Taylor-Compton is going to play Lita -- with no mention of Torresani. The news is backed up by Scout's MySpace page, which says: "I have been recently filming my *ss off on my newest project, The Runaways!! So far, the process has been amazing. I am so lucky and honored to be able to portray the guitar icon Lita Ford!"

Is Torresani playing one of the bassists? (Micki Steele, Peggy Foster, or Jackie Fox?) Or, did MTV get it all wrong when they revealed their Ford casting announcement? On IMDb, Taylor-Compton is listed as a rumored Jackie Fox, so maybe there was as switcheroo. Whatever the case, I think it's safe to say that this news is the accurate casting, since it was backed up by the actress herself.

Most recently, Taylor-Compton has been busy as the new Laurie Strode in the Halloween reboot, but she does have a bit of rebelliousness in her past that should work nicely. In 2005, she ran away for two weeks due to family issues, dyed her hair black and lived in a park before ultimately being found by police and heading home.

Do you think she'll make a good Ford?
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