Sunday, February 27, 2011

Rock of Ages Movie

Rock of Ages MovieDirector Adam Shankman (who brought us Hairspray) is working on a movie adaptation of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages for Warner Bros. He will direct and choreograph the a rock-themed 80s love story. It's confirmed that Actor Tom Cruise is on board the project: he will play Jaxx, who sings Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive" in the original theater musical. The cast is also likely to include Mary J. Blige, Gwyneth Paltrow, Russell Brand, and Alec Baldwin. The film is listed by IMDb for a release in 2012.

For those who don't know, Rock of Ages is a musical built around classic rock hits from the 1980s, especially from the famous glam metal bands of the decade. The musical features songs from Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry, Poison and Asia, among other well-known rock bands. Watch the video below to get a better idea of the whole thing:

"Rock of Ages centers on two people who meet at the Sunset Strip club Rock of Ages, fall in love and try to stay together amid '80s rock songs."

The original musical does rock like hell, but I'm definitely impatient to see the Rock of Ages movie, especially because Tom Cruise got a role. I bet the film will be even greater than the musical.

Anyway, more information about the Rock of Ages movie soon!