Russell Brand may join Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages

Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant

Adam Shankman’s upcoming musical entitled ROCK OF AGES seems to be generating a lot of buzz for big actors, although it doesn’t seem like anyone is definitely on board. Russell Brand is the latest to circle the project and he would play Lonnie.  Lonnie runs the 80’s club for the owner Dennis, which Alec Baldwin may or may not take. Baldwin and Brand, if they board, would do a rendition of REO Speedwagon’s hit “Can’t Fight This Feeling”. We know that Brand can hold his own after his effort in last year’s GET HIM TO THE GREEK and honestly him joining the cast sounds like a great idea.

This film has a lot of potential if Shankman can really get all these actors together. Apparently Tom Cruise is “this close” and is making his own tweaks to the script right now. If everything stays on schedule, production should begin in May of this year.

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Source: Deadline

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