"I'm playing Lita Ford," Alessandra Torresani said of the heavy-metal icon behind such hits as "Kiss Me Deadly" and "Close My Eyes Forever." "She's the most incredible woman. I'm getting to meet her very soon, so that'll be amazing. I'll get to hear all her old stories.
"There's some kick-ass girls in the movie, right? It's going to be great," laughed Torresani, who we caught up with at Hollywood Life's Young Hollywood Awards. "We've got some good girls in there."
To land the role with director Floria Sigismondi, Torresani said she researched some clips of Ford online. "I also looked at this little documentary about [the Runaways], and then went from there," she explained. "We start [filming] next week. Everything's just coming together right now."Rounding out the Runaways:
Stella Maeve as Sandy West
Kristen Stewart (donning new hairdo) as Joan Jett
Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie
Here are the official band and singer's websites to get you in the mood!!