Neon Angels, produced by Art and John Linson,
will tell the tale of the 1970s girl band the Runaways,
whose members included Joan Jett, Cherie Currie, and
the late Sandy West, reports Daily Variety.
film will be based on an unpublished memoir by Currie
that reveals details about the girls' experiences with
music, sex, and drugs.
will write and direct. She has directed videos for
Marilyn Manson, the White Stripes, and David Bowie. Jett
will executive-produce with her manager and producer,
Kenny Laguna and Brian Young.
Daily Variety, "We certainly utilized to
our advantage our image as teenage girls who wore
titillating clothes. But we also became an excellent
band and made it OK for girls to play rock and roll.
It got hard once people focused more on what we were
wearing than what we were playing."
The band broke up
in 1979 after success in Japan, Scandinavia, and
England. (The Advocate)