Kristen Stewart To Play Joan Jett
Posted on Wed Dec 3, 2008 09:05 AM PDT

Kristen Stewart StewartJett200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart is set to take on the role of Joan Jett in the upcoming film "The Runaways," according to the Hollywood Reporter.

But first, Stewart will reprise the role of "Bella" in "New Moon," the first of two planned "Twilight" sequels.

"The Runaways" tells the story of the all-girl hard rock band of the same name. The band was brought together in late 1975 by impresario Kim Fowley, who thought a novelty act of teenaged girls performing in leather and lace would be an easy sell, but the girls ended up proving to be serious and influential musicians with songs like "Cherry Bomb."

Jett continued her rock career into the '80s, forming the Blackhearts, who recorded hits such as "I Love Rock N' Roll" and "I Hate Myself for Loving You."