Goddayum I’m getting old. First of all, Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning take the leads in the upcoming Runaways biopic, as Joan Jett and Cherie Curie (and how weird is it to picture those two as punk-rock(ish) Grrrrls. I’d keep waiting for Fanning to start singing into a hairbrush. Then there was Daniel Radcliffe performing a sexual act while naked and mounted on a horse in the London production of Equus. And now Rupert Grint, a.k.a., Ronald Weasley, is playing a sexy-time drug addict in Cherrybomb, about three teenagers who embark on a weekend of drugs, alcohol, shop-lifting, and car theft. It also stars Kimberly Nixon and Robert Sheehan.
It’s hard to make heads or tails of the quality of the film from this trailer, but the Ronald Weasley as a bad ass disconnect is jarring, to say the least. What’s next? Emma Watson and Abigail Breslin in a lesbian stripper flick?