Michael Shannon rounds up 'Runaways'

Eyes lead in Joan Jett biopic opposite Kristen Stewart

Michael Shannon is putting another dime in the jukebox, baby.

The Oscar nominee is in negotiations to play one of the lead male roles in "The Runaways," the feature take on Joan Jett's seminal 1970s rock band.

Kristen Stewart will play Jett and Dakota Fanning is on board to play bandmate Cherie Curry in the River Road pic, which will revisit the short but influential life of the first all-female band of the rock era.

Although the film centers on the four female members of the band, there are a number of key male roles representing people who were personally and professionally associated with band members.

Shannon also is mulling several other offers, and timing details still need to be worked out on "Runaways."

The CAA-repped Shannon has seen the scripts roll in since breaking out in "Revolutionary Road" as John Givings, a mentally imbalanced man who is the only person willing to speak the truth about the repression of the film's 1950s bedroom community.

The role earned him a best supporting actor Oscar nomination, and since then the 34-year-old has signed on to Warner Bros.' action thriller "Jonah Hex" as well as "13," the English-language remake of French underworld tale "13 (Tzameti)."
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