Twilight Singapore is pleased to inform you that ‘The Runaways‘ will be playing in our local cinemas soon from 6th May onwards! However, please note that this film has not been rated yet for Singapore’s release. We will update soon regarding the film rating
Here’s the details on ‘The Runaways‘:
Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning star in this music-fueled story of the ground-breaking, all girl, teenage rock band of the 1970s: The Runaways. The film follows two friends, Joan Jett and Cherie Curie, as they rise from rebellious Southern California kids to rock stars of the now legendary group that paved the way for future generations of girl bands. Joan and Cherie fall under the Svengali-like influence of rock impresario Kim Fowley, played by Michael Shannon, who turns the group into an outrageous success and a family of misfits. With its tough-chick image and raw talent, the band quickly earns a name for itself – and so do its two leads: Joan is the band’ s pure rock’ n’ roll heart, while Cherie, with her Bowie-Bardot looks, is the sex kitten. Written and directed by Floria Sigismondi, the film chronicles Joan and Cherie’s tumultuous relationship on and off stage, as the band starts to break out.
Head over to Shaw cinemas from 6th May onwards to watch Kristen Stewart (Joan Jett) and Dakota Fanning (Cherie Currie) in this biopic film, ‘The Runaways’!
Remember to check out Shaw Online for the film screening schedule!
Cinematical: Tell us about your character and how you became involved inSkateland.
Ashley Greene: I play a character named Michelle Burkham. You start out seeing her as a girl-next-door character, but as you watch the film you learn she has an edge to her. And that’s what I really liked about her; she does have vulnerability and she’s compassionate, but she’s got a sass about her and she’s a very strong character. Those are the qualities that drew me in about her. Throughout the film you see her as the best friend of Ritchie Wheeler, who the story centers on, and she becomes a love interest. She’s the one that’s there pushing him, saying ‘You can be more,’ and making him understand that he needs to believe in himself. And when Skateland closes, everyone’s thrown into turmoil and forced to reevaluate themselves and Texas and their situations, and she’s definitely one of them. She’s one of the go-getters in the film, and I really liked that.
MTV Movies Blog have Kristen and Dakota discussing of ‘The Runaways’ influence at SXSW Festival.
“A lot of girls in my generation don’t realize there was a time when you couldn’t actually do something. And what the Runaways did at the time was actually not OK, not acceptable, not accepted,” Fanning said. “Because I’ve grown up thinking I could do and be whatever I want, and I’ve never thought for a second that I couldn’t because I’m a girl. So to do this movie, and see that it was not accepted at all, was really interesting.”
The Examiner has managed to score an interview with Kristen and Dakota as they act out the rock-star fantasies in ‘The Runaways’.
What did you learn from Cherie Currie and Joan Jett?
Fanning: I think they were really involved in helping as much as we wanted them to help us and to be there. Playing a real person is kind of a daunting task, especially [with] Cherie actually being there and meeting her and talking to her about the experiences, it was more than helpful, I think.
Stewart: They knew things that we would never know that we wouldn’t be able to put in the movie that would be lost that were very important to them. Just details, photos and footage and a book ["Neon Angel"]. It’s not an objective telling of the story; it’s definitely [Cherie Currie’s] side of it. It was nice to hear Joan’s [side of the story], because it was very different. There are a million things that would’ve been different in the movie, and we would’ve been telling story wrong had they [Cherie Currie and Joan Jett] not been there to correct us.
Anna Kendrick was asked about her role in ‘Up in the Air’ and how was it like working with George Clooney. Anna Kendrick: Filming ‘New Moon’ Was ‘Nerve-Wracking’
Giving Clooney as good as she got.
“Sometimes, George gave me a really hard time. He was always kidding around about me being inNew Moon because I was shooting that at the same time. I decided that entitled me to give George a hard time right back. I think I made fun of him a lot more than I ever realized I would. Like he’d call me short and I’d call him old. If you’d told me before I did the film that I would be making fun of George Clooney that way I wouldn’t have believed you.”
Ashley Greene tells Hollywood Crush that her New Movie ‘Skateland’ Is About ‘Figuring Out Who You Are’
“It’s set in Texas in the 1980s and it’s basically a coming-of-age story of Ritchie Wheeler, who Shiloh Fernandez plays, but also my character, Michelle Burkham, and my brother Brent [played by Heath Freeman],” she explained. “There’s a place called Skateland that closes and it’s something that we all go to and we all kind of relate to and see ourselves around and we’re used to having this and it’s kind of ripped away and so it kind of jumpstarts us realizing that there’s a lot of things we have to figure out.”
Ashley Greene was recently interview at her new movie premiere of ‘Skateland’.
Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning were on ‘The Late Night Jimmy Fallon Show’ to promote their biopic movie, The Runaways.
Parade.com interviewed Kristen on her role as the iconic Joan Jett on ‘The Runaways’ and what she thought about Rob on his new movie, Remember Me. Kristen Stewart: Robert Pattinson is ‘Bold and Different’
Filling the shoes of a rock icon.
“I think my generation doesn’t really know what The Runaways was. I didn’t, even though I was aware of Joan Jett. She’s a legend, so it was a big deal not only to meet her, but to have her on the set. The main thing that Joan talked about was just how much she cared about that period of her life because it jump-started her entire career. The Runaways was one of the first all-girl bands, so it’s an incredibly triumphant, feminist story. Joan became my friend and I was thinking about all she stood for and going, ‘Oh God, now I have to do her justice.’”
Parade.com also interviewed Dakota on her new image as Cherie Curie in ‘The Runaways’. Dakota Fanning: I’m Ready to Have People See Me In a Different Way’
Taking on a real-life role.
“I’ve never played an actual person before, so it was really wonderful to have Cherie Currie there on the set every day. And I just wanted to do her justice. I hoped that I could be half as good as she was and live up to what we love about The Runaways.”
MTV Movies Blog asked Kristen Stewart about her kissing scenes with Dakota on ‘The Runaways’ and asked her was it better than kissing Edward Cullen. LOL!
Stewart talked to us a few months ago about the kissing scene and went into a bit more detail, saying that sharing an onscreen kiss with Fanning didn’t really faze her all that much. “It was never a big deal to me either … especially the way it was written into the story and the way it wasn’t, ‘And they finally get together,’ ” she explained about the kiss, which in the film acted as an extension of their friendship and their “bond” as bandmates.
Kristen talks more about playing Joan Jett while doing her Vanity Fair photo shoot.
MTV Hollywood Crush has an exclusive Clip of ‘The Runaways’ as Kristen Stewart plays on the guitar
Parade.com has a two-part interview with Robert on his new movie, Remember Me.
The reality of becoming an overnight success.
“I think you really cause yourself a lot of problems if you start fighting against it. There’s nothing you can do. I mean, there’s no mysticism to it. People recognize you and they want to talk to you, or want to see you. My trick is not to see them as a crowd. If you break down every crowd into individuals, then it’s more manageable. It’s just when you start seeing these huge masses of people screaming at you that you start going crazy. So I try to focus on a few faces and not the mass.”
Ditto with unleashing his macho side.
“I related to Tyler in that I wish I could have done things like he did when I had the opportunity. There is something quite satisfying about being a little bit more reckless and even fighting. It’s quite cathartic to just sort of randomly start hitting someone. It was fun kind of, letting all your rage go on the set. We had this big scene where I punch out some guys. It went fine and nobody was really hurt at all. But, at the end, I was like doing this thing where I was hitting myself in the arm, sort of pumping myself up. They cut it out of the movie, but I punched myself so hard that I was in a lot of pain for the rest of the shoot. It was the most stupid thing I’ve ever done.”
Collider has been given The Runaways: Featurette and also 7 clips from the movie!
MTV has a new interview with Kristen and Dakota whether they would want to live as rock stars rather than a movie star. Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning Leave ‘Runaways’ Rocking On the Screen
As Kristen’s fans are well aware, the girl knows her music. Remember that Minor Threat T-shirt she wore to Comic-Con ’09? Or when she was spotted with the rest of the “Twilight” cast at the Kings of Leon show? Keeping all that in mind, we had to ask the big question: If she could trade places with any rock star for a single day, who would it be?
“Joan!” Stewart shot back, without hesitation. “It depends on what period of life, I suppose. But on Joan and Cherie’s best day? Oh my God, I would definitely go with that!”
Q: What was it like for you guys to get into playing Joan Jett and Cherie Currie? Kristen, you and Joan seem to have a similar energy, but Dakota, you seem so different from Cherie Currie. How was it to portray these women?
Dakota: I think it’s a huge departure from other roles that I’ve played, and me, in real life. It’s obviously very different from things that I’ve done before, and it will be different for people to see, but I like that. I like surprising people with different things that I can do. That’s what I love to do. And, I hope to do more roles like this, in the future.
Kristen: Me and Joan really do understand each other, and that’s a rare thing. Connection is not something that’s common, or easy to describe. But, I really actually think that we both have a lot of idiosyncracies and ticks that are really different. I don’t have her little things that she does. And, I also think that, especially based on when I did this movie and how much time I had to think about doing the movie before I went to go make it, I’ve done a lot of press within that time and I was sort of wearing her. People projected that onto me, a little bit. I really do feel like it was an easy thing to step into, and it wasn’t a huge departure, but I do feel a little bit like I was just in that head space and projected that a little bit.
Q: Is it wonderful to have two people still alive who you can refer to for your characters or is it easier to play original characters?
Fanning: I think it’s amazing when you have the actual people there. It’s like the ultimate. I think with all characters if they were a real person you could talk to it would be amazing. When you are actually living someone’s life over for them again, it has to be so surreal and you want them to be involved as they want to be and, luckily, they wanted to be involved as we wanted them to be.
Stewart: Yeah, yeah.
Kristen Stewart has just recently appeared on the Jay Leno Show to promote ‘The Runaways’!
Way to go, KStew!
MTV Movies Blog recently reported that Taylor has another movie signed on. Taylor Lautner Snapped Up for ‘Abduction’
Taylor Lautner has been lining up a lot of work lately, landing the lead roles in the big-screen adaptation of the TV show “Max Steel” and the effort to bring the action figure Stretch Armstrong to the big screen. Now he’s ready to go missing. Lionsgate has bought the script for the thriller “Abduction” and cast the “Twilight” star as a young man who sees his baby picture on a missing persons Web site.
MTV has also came up with a list of movies that will be awaiting for Taylor after he is done with his ‘Twilight’ movies. Taylor Lautner’s Post-’Twilight’ Career Is On The Fast Track
That smile! That ever-present tan! Those abs! In just a few short months, Taylor Lautner has gone from the little kid in “Twilight” to the man in “New Moon” to the heartthrob wanted by millions of fans — and all of Hollywood. Now, in the four months since the second “Twilight Saga” film made him a star, the 18-year-old has lined up an equal number of high-profile projects.
But which will stretch his acting talents? Which might make him as popular with boys as he is with girls? And which could launch a signature franchise outside of Stephenie Meyer’s realm? For the answers to those and more questions, let’s take a closer look at the upcoming slate of one of Hollywood’s fastest-rising young stars.
And CONGRATULATIONS to Taylor for being nominated for BEST PERFORMANCE IN A FEATURE FILM: Leading Young Actor in this year’s 31st Annual Young Artists Awards . Last year, Christian Serratos won. All the best, Taylor!
From InStyle UK, Kellan Lutz is in new Calvin Klein Ad! WOAH~~~~~~
Looks like Twilight-star Kellan Lutz is putting his rock-hard body to good use! The steely heartthrob, armed with a six-pack and matching biceps, stripped down for the Calvin Klein campaign, featuring the brand’s ‘X’ line, which will be hitting stores this month.
Check out behind the scenes video of Kellan Lutz on the Calvin Klein photoshoot. BUT WARNING, due to the graphic nature of the video, some viewers may find it offensive. PROCEED WITH CAUTION.
Twilight bloodsucker Rachelle Lefevre has joined the cast of CBS’ Untitled Medical Dramafrom producer John Wells, sources confirm to me exclusively.
The project revolves around a team of medical professionals who travel the U.S. helping those in desperate need of assistance.
Interview Magazine has recently interviewed with Joan Jett regarding her new biopic film, the Runaways and how satisfied is she with it. There are a couple of photos of the cast of the Runanways as well as the orignial band.
MCDONNELL: How was it working with Kristen Stewart, who plays you in the film? What did you tell her? How did she study you?
JETT: Well, I found Kristen to be through and through totally professional and just great to be around. I found us to be really, scarily similar, just in our physicality, the way we move through space. The first time we met was a little over a year ago, New Year’s Eve. She came to see us do a concert. We hung out for the whole day, and I just dumped on her about everything I could think about The Runaways-I mean, the good, the bad, and the ugly. I told her all that stuff and how much it meant to me. Then she went off to do New Moon, and I didn’t see her again until about two weeks before The Runaways thing started. But she is so authentic. The thing that came through to me was that it was important to her to capture it. She really wanted to nail it. So I gave her all The Runaways music that I could find; I gave her tapes of me talking. . . . When we were together prior to the start of filming, she was staring at me the whole time. And I was fine with it because I knew she was watching my posture, my mannerisms, everything I did, the way I hold my hands, just everything. And she really soaked it in. When we were hanging out together on set, it was like I had a mirror image. Even just sitting around, we’d do the same thing at the same time. It was just great-and it wasn’t creepy. It was wonderfully special.
Head over to Examine.com to read Jackson Rathbone’s interview: Jackson Rathbone talks women, cheating and how to seal the deal for a second date with him!
Another Jackson related article from MTV: Jackson Rathbone ‘Front And Center’ in ‘Girlfriend’. To know more about the Jackson’s upcoming ‘Girlfriend’, read it all at MTV.
No more Bella Swan in this picture. However, KStew had a Bella Swan moment while filming ‘The Runaways’. She fell while running down the street. Hope she’s okay now
The Movie Fanatic asks Who’s Hollywood Next Golden Boys? Hop over to TMF to comment on their picks (Robert Pattinson, Shia LaBeouf, Emile Hirsch and Zac Efron) or take part in the featured poll!
This time, we’re doing a poll for Hollywood’s Next Golden Boy – Who do you think fits the bill? Zac Efron, Shia LaBeouf, Emile Hirsch or Rob Pattinson?
Let’s have a closer look at these young actors…
So ET finally has the side-by-side picture of KStew and Joan Jett! What do you think?
Alright, so there’s more outtakes from Japan for all of you
Check out Kristen’s hair transformation for her role as Joan Jett in “The Runaways”.
and now, Black:
We know that Kristen will portray a great Joan Jett!
Looks like Kristen will be wearing a wig when she returns to her role as Bella Swan in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”.
Alice Cullen joins the Edward & Bella dolls at the Toy Fair 2009. Source.
Okay, another confirmation that Rob will be presenting at this year’s Oscar and Zac Efron too, according to EOnline!
Kristen Stewart gets the approval from Joan Jett for The Runaways. Read more.
JOAN JETT is thrilled to hear TWILIGHT star KRISTEN STEWART will play her in an upcoming biopic – because she thinks the actress has the “right energy” to play the part. Stewart will play the I Love Rock & Roll hitmaker in new film The Runaways, and the real Jett couldn’t be happier.
While Kristen gets her approval, Rob’s film, How To Be, finally gets a distributor in the US. Read it here.
For those who have not seen the trailer yet, watch it here. Hopefully,’ How To Be’ would be included in this year’s Singapore’s Film Festival!