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works about Joan Jett and the Runaways

Movie bio in the
works about Joan Jett and the Runaways

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.

The biographical film will be based on an unpublished memoir by Currie that reveals details about the girls' experiences with music, sex, and drugs.

Floria Sigismondi 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.

Jett told 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)

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