Living Things play the Ramones for The Runaways

header_bandSt. Louis garage rockers Living Things are set to appear as the Ramones in the now-filming The Runaways –  a biopic about the groundbreaking 70’s all-girl hard rock group led by Joan Jett. Kristen Stewart of Twilight fame plays Jett, with Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie and Academy Award-nominated actor Michael Shannon as the band’s “Svengali” Kim Fowley. In the scene, which is shooting this month, the Ramones are playing at Rodney Bingenheimer’s notorious English Disco nightclub in Los Angeles circa 1975. Living Things have already recorded a cover of “We’re A Happy Family” for the scene. In addition, the band’s singer Lillian Berlin is the husband of the film’s writer and director Floria Sigismondi. “I love Joey Ramone,” said Berlin. “He is like the Elvis of punk. It’s a mystical, exotic vacation to step into his shoes for a moment.” Living Things are currently on the road in support of their latest album Habeas Corpus which was released earlier this year. The Runaways will hit theaters in 2010.


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