"Rock of Ages" is a fun rock musical featuring classic rock hits from the 80s with a feel-good vibe it's no wonder a movie version is set to rock at a theater near you.
New Line is adapting the hit musical with "Hairspray's" Adam Shankman set to direct. And now, rumors are swirling around that Gwyneth Paltrow, Tom Cruise, and Alec Baldwin may be joining the cast.
Shankman even tweeted that, “RUMORS: t cruise as stacee, Alec Baldwin as Dennis, Mary j as justice, Gwyneth paltrow as Constance from rolling stone... Sounds crazy :)”
So far, Mary J. Blige is the only one confirmed to join production and according to the Hollywood Reporter, New Line, Shankman's Offspring Entertainment, and Tobey Maguire's Maguire Entertainment and Corner Store Entertainment all want Cruise to play Stacee Jaxx, a rock star for the band Arsenal.
And apparently, Cruise is very close to saying yes. The actor has been quietly sharing his ideas for the script, and will sign on very shortly.
Meanwhile, Baldwin is being offered the role of Dennis Dupree, the ex-rocker who runs the Rock of Ages club. Will Ferrell was first offered the role, then Steve Carell, and now Baldwin.
Paltrow was offered the role of Constance, a Rolling Stone reporter trying to interview Staxx.
The original "Rock of Ages" musical was nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for Constantine Maroulis, Best Direction of a Musical for Kristin Hanggi, Best Costume Design for Gregory Gale and Best Sound Design for Peter Hylenski.
Here's the original "Rock of Ages" cast performing "Nothin' But A Good Time"
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