Joan Jett Is Returning to the Big Screen, Continues to Be Badass
Joan Jett may have just released her first album since 2006, Unvarnished — to rave reviews, might I add — but that doesn't mean she's slowing down anytime soon. Far from it, in fact. It wouldn't be rock 'n' roll otherwise. According to Deadline, Joan Jett is starring in an indie comedy Undateable John , her first return to the big screen since executive producing The Runaways in 2010. She'll also executive produce the film.
It's not exactly clear what makes the titular John undateable (poor guy), but here's what we do know about the film: Jett will portray a "Venice Beach surf punk musician" — of course — who meets and becomes friends with a "misfit" couple Jane (Estella Warren) and former pro surfer John (John Philbin) at an AA meeting.
The story is described as a "recovery tale," which will also star Daryl Hannah, Tom Arnold, Margaret Cho, Meredith Baxter, and Shannon Doherty. Very indie, but it sounds intriguing! Plus, it's nice to know that someone finally saved Shannon Doherty from doing those awful (laughable) Education Connection online college commercials. There's hope for her career after all!
Undateable John is reportedly currently shooting in LA, and will feature a soundtrack full of new songs from Jett — something that's likely to be the main draw of the film, which would otherwise go unnoticed. Market this one the right way, and we could be hearing a lot more about it soon.