Michael Shannon is hitting. Finally. The character actor, who I first noticed waaaaay back in Tigerland but who really kicked my ass in Bug, has been gaining heat since his Oscar nom for Revolutionary Road. That means the offers are flooding in – he’s currently doing the 13 Tzameti remake, 13, appearing in Jonah Hex and doing at least the pilot of Scorsese’s HBO show Boardwalk Empire – so he has to be picky and choosy.
That pickiness and choosiness has led him to circle Runaways, a movie about the seminal all-girl punk band. I don’t know what role Shannon would have (again, ‘all-girl band’), but I’m sure it’s a decent one. The Hollywood Reporter says that Shannon is interested, but it all comes down to the timing.
Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning are already on board, with Stewart playing Joan Jett and Fanning as Cherie Curry, the lead singer of the band. If you’ve been wondering when you were going to get to see ‘more’ of Fanning… well, check out this vintage live clip of the Runaways: