Burlesque star Julianne Hough may join Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages
Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant
Julianne Hough (best known for her role in BURLESQUE and televisions Dancing With the Stars) is the latest actress in negotiations to join the Adam Shankman musical ROCK OF AGES. She would join Tom Cruise and Mary J. Blige who are definitely on board, while Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand are still circling roles. Sadly, Anne Hathaway will not be joining the cast either. Hough would play Sherrie, a small town girl who moves to the big city and catches the eye of Stacee Jaxx (Cruise), she rejects his offer and becomes a stripper before finding her true love at the end of the film. Production is set to start in May so keep an eye out for more casting and confirmations to come.
ROCK OF AGES is a Broadway adaptation set to music in the 80’s, so look for lots of bad wardrobes and hair band songs. I for one am looking forward to seeing Tom Cruise belt out “Wanted Dead or Alive”, it could just be one of my most memorable movie moments of next year.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter