The film is a biopic of the '70s all-girl band of the same name. Kristen Stewart is already attached to star as Joan Jett.
Fanning who is 15 is just as old as Currie when started singing for the group. She eventually got caught up in the world of drugs and partying.
The film is written and directed by Floria Sigismondi. Production is expected to commence in late spring.
The Runaways was released March 19th, 2010 and stars Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Michael Shannon, Stella Maeve, Scout Taylor-Compton, Alia Shawkat, Riley Keough, Johnny Lewis. The film is directed by Floria Sigismondi.