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Tom Cruise set to sing Bon Jovi in Rock of Ages

02.11.2011
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Tom Cruise is no stranger to singing on film. Over the years, he's sung the hits of Bob Seger, The Righteous Brothers, Tom Petty and Aimee Mann on screen, but he's never starred in a musical before. That's about to change as Cruise has officially committed to starring in ROCK OF AGES, the New Line adaptation of the popular Broadway musical.

Though many actors, Cruise included, have been attached to the production since last October, Cruise is the first to sign on to the film. Seth Rogen, who was rumored for a part, told reporters while promoting THE GREEN HORNET that he had passed on the film. Still in the running are Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand who are in talks to join the project (and I'm sure now that Cruise has closed his deal, theirs will ramp up quickly).

Cruise would star as Stacee Jaxx, a rock star who is lured back to play one last show at the club he and his band started at. His big number is Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive," which he performs as he's giving an interview about his life. (Baldwin would play the owner of the club while Brand would star as an up-and-coming rocker.)

Tobey Maguire is producing the film for director Adam Shankman who has some experience with musicals after directing HAIRSPRAY (also for New Line) and working as a choreographer earlier in his career.

Filming on ROCK OF AGES is set to begin this May. So I guess we can rule out Cruise reuniting with PT Anderson on his Scientology movie?

Source: THR

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1:29AM on 02/13/2011
Great casting. Cruise is going to own this. Great to see Baldwin and Brand in their as well.

Also Springsteen > Jovi.
Great casting. Cruise is going to own this. Great to see Baldwin and Brand in their as well.

Also Springsteen > Jovi.
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7:30AM on 02/12/2011
This might be good. Knight and Day wasn't as good as I expected but Cruise nailed that role. Let him sing Rock music and bring on Journey songs too.
This might be good. Knight and Day wasn't as good as I expected but Cruise nailed that role. Let him sing Rock music and bring on Journey songs too.
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1:20PM on 02/11/2011

I'm down

Cruise has STILL got it. From action to comedy - the dude is still at the top of the list, glad to see he's finally getting the train rolling again, hopefully we'll see him in more projects than just one every two years. Looking forward to his next comedy piece (where's that Tropic Thunder spipn off?) and Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol! That acceptance speech with Brad Bird was fuckin HILARIOUS!!
Cruise has STILL got it. From action to comedy - the dude is still at the top of the list, glad to see he's finally getting the train rolling again, hopefully we'll see him in more projects than just one every two years. Looking forward to his next comedy piece (where's that Tropic Thunder spipn off?) and Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol! That acceptance speech with Brad Bird was fuckin HILARIOUS!!
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12:08PM on 02/11/2011
tom cruise replacing seth rogen? angeline jolie replacing tom cruise (in salt). now im imagining angelina jolie in pineapple express as dale.
tom cruise replacing seth rogen? angeline jolie replacing tom cruise (in salt). now im imagining angelina jolie in pineapple express as dale.
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4:57PM on 02/12/2011
You misread the article. Seth Rogen turned down a different role.
You misread the article. Seth Rogen turned down a different role.
10:59AM on 02/11/2011
Zzzzzz
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