Only scant days since the film confirmed a distributing partner, "The Runaways" has its trailer debut today. Featured is Kristen Stewart as living legend Joan Jett and Dakota Fanning as Cherie Curie in this biopic, which follows the band -- the movie's namesake -- in its formative years.

Young fans who may be unfamiliar with the seminal '70s rock group's history may at least recognize its biggest hit "Cherry Bomb" in clip.

As the narrative explains, the Runaways were a troupe of teenage girls trying to make a hard rock record in a time when it was an all-male music universe.

The trailer indicates that the film will get a spring release in 2010, before "Twilight Saga: Eclipse" drops on June 30. It will get its premiere at Sundance next month. Rock on.

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After five years as a columnist and editor at Billboard, Katie Hasty joined HitFix in 2009 for music and film reporting out of New York. The Midwest native has worked as a writer, music promoter and in A&R since 1999 and performs with her band Numbers And Letters.