Brett Cullen joins 'Runaways'

Actor cast in film based on the story of Joan Jett

NEW YORK -- Brett Cullen loves rock 'n' roll. The actor has signed for a role in "The Runaways," River Road's take on Joan Jett and her seminal band.

Cullen will play the alcoholic father of Runaways member Cherie Currie (Dakota Fanning). The role will draw from the story of Currie's father, whom she documented in her addiction memoir "Neon Angel."

Cullen, repped by Domain Talent and Lovett Management, has had character turns in a number of recent hits, including "National Treasure" and "Ghost Rider."