First Official Image of Kristen Stewart in 'The Runaways'!

Yes, contrary to popular belief, Kristen Stewart is allowed to star in other movies besides those having to do with The Twilight Saga. While Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner continue to keep her (along with the rest of the world) pretty busy, Stewart has managed to squeeze in a few smaller films in between shooting those Twilight movies. In fact, two such films will be premiering at the Sundance Film Festival next month: The Runaways and Welcome to the Rileys.

We already shared images of Stewart in Welcome to the Rileys, where she'll be playing a broken down stripper in need of some repair. In The Runaways, however, Stewart will star as iconic musician Joan Jett alongside other notable actresses such as Dakota Fanning (Cherie Curie), Stella Maeve (Sandy West) and Scout Taylor-Compton (Lita Ford). The first official image (which you can see in this post) has been released, and it shows Stewart as Jett hanging with Fanning as Curie. Note the sexy, badass Rock 'n' Roll stare on each of their faces. Pretty hot, right?
While I'm personally looking forward to watching Stewart's take on the wild and crazy rocker, I think this film will be even bigger for Fanning as she segues from cute little girl to hard-edged rocker teen. Needless to say, it's definitely one of my most anticipated of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. And for those who want to know when you can see this in your neck of the woods, a new distributor by the name of Apparition has picked it up and will open it in theaters in March 2010.
What do you think? Which Stewart film are you most excited for?
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