Watch a New "Runaways" Trailer, See Exclusive Photos From the Set

February 25, 2010 12:00 AM ET

The Runaways, the new biopic that tracks the rise and fall of the iconic Seventies girl-punk band, is due next month, but Rolling Stone has an early look at the movie — which stars Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett and Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie. Check out an exclusive photo of the pair in character above, and more images from the set in our gallery:

"The Runaways": Photos From the Set of the Hottest New Rock Biopic

Plus, come back tomorrow when we'll exclusively reveal the track list for The Runaways soundtrack. Watch the newest trailer for the film, which hits theaters March 19th:

As Rolling Stone previously reported, actress Scout Taylor-Compton plays Lita Ford and Stella Maeve stars as drummer Sandy West in the film. Music video vet Floria Sigismondi directed, and actor Michael Shannon, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Revolutionary Road, will play the role of the Runaways' producer/songwriter/manager Kim Fowley.

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