After a series of sneak peeks, the first full trailer for "The Runaways" has finally been unleashed. Premiered by Yahoo! Movies, the video gives a preview to how the rock band are formed, land their first record deal and live in their success. It additionally gives a preview to another song from the movie's soundtrack, beside "Cherry Bomb" which has been featured in the previously released snippets.
"The Runaways" is based on the 1970s all-girl rock band of the same name, which were brought together in late 1975 by impresario Kim Fowley. Being expected to be an easy sell with a novelty act of teenaged girls performing in leather and lace, the girls ended up proving to be serious and influential musicians.
The film itself will cover the formation of The Runaways through to Cherie Currie's departure at the peak of their success. It will also highlight the relationship between lead vocalist/keyboardist Cherie and guitarist/vocalist Joan Jett.
Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart take the lead roles of Cherie and Joan. Scout Taylor-Compton, Stella Maeve and Alia Shawkat are also recruited to be Lita Ford, Sandy West and fictional character Robin respectively. Directed by Floria Sigismondi, this biopic will open wide in U.S. theaters on April 9.