Casting Couch: The Runaways

Via Variety

The ’70s teenage band the Runaways has a new gig. Producers Art and John Linson will be bringing their rough and tumble coming-of-age story to the bigscreen in Neon Angels.

Floria Sigismondi, who directed videos for David Bowie, the White Stripes and Marilyn Manson, will write and direct the drama about girls brought together by Kim Fowley, creating a band that would set the stage for girl groups like the Go-Go’s and the Bangles.

Art Linson is financing the film privately so he can make it as edgy and R-rated as possible. The article says the producers purchased the rights to “tell the stories of members Joan Jett, Cherie Currie and the late Sandy West.” No Lita Ford? Let’s hear your best suggestions for casting (you can include Lita). No Donnas please!