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Joan Jett ready to try big-screen films again with 'Undateable John'



Joan Jett is set to make her first big return to movie theaters since ... well, I guess since 1987's Light of Day. Just goes to show you what happens when you co-star in the one BAD movie with Michael J. Fox in the '80s.

Jett is co-starring and executive producing the dark indie comedy Undateable John. According to, our favorite Blackheart will play a Venice Beach surf punk musician who befiends a couple of misfits at an AA meeting. Sounds cute enough. The rest of the cast is impressive. Look for appearances by Daryl Hannah, Tom Arnold, Margaret Cho, Meredith Baxter and Shannen Doherty.

Undateable John is still shooting so no release date is available. But Jett's music fans can rejoice: She will be supplying the soundtrack.

Lest you think I'm exaggerating how poor Light of Day was, it still has a 5.2 ranking on and a 58 percent "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Critic Roger Ebert still loved it and credited Jett with giving a "surprisingly good performance."

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 9:20am]


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