Rock of Ages Ready for Big Screen Debut: Film Features Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, Mary J. Blige, Tom Cruise

Rock of Ages Ready for Big Screen Debut: Film Features Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, Mary J. Blige, Tom Cruise

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Julianne Hough (L), Mary J. Blige (R)/Rock of Ages

Under the direction of Adam Shankman (Hairspray), New Line Cinema’s feature film adaptation of the smash hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages comes to the big screen.

Rock of Ages tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.  Their rock ‘n’ roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake, and more.
 
The movie musical stars Julianne Hough (Burlesque), with actor/singer Diego Boneta in his feature film debut, Russell Brand (Arthur, Get Him to the Greek), Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man), Academy Award winner Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago), Malin Akerman (The Proposal), and R&B queen Mary J. Blige, with Oscar nominees Alec Baldwin (The Cooler) and Tom Cruise (Born on the Fourth of July).

Shankman directs Rock of Ages from a screenplay by Justin Theroux and Chris D’Arienzo and Allan Loeb, based on D’Arienzo’s musical of the same name.  The film is being produced by Matthew Weaver, Scott Prisand, Carl Levin, Tobey Maguire, Garrett Grant, and Jennifer Gibgot, with Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener, Michael Disco, Samuel J. Brown, Hillary Butorac Weaver, Janet Billig Rich, Shankman, and D’Arienzo serving as executive producers.

Tom Cruise/Rock of Ages

Rounding out the Rock of Ages creative team are director of photography Bojan Bazelli (Hairspray), production designer Jon Hutman (It’s Complicated), editor Emma E. Hickox (A Walk To Remember), Oscar-nominated costume designer Rita Ryack (How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Hairspray), Grammy-nominated music supervisor Matt Sullivan (Dreamgirls, Nine), executive and Emmy Award-winning choreographer Mia Michaels (“So You Think You Can Dance”).  The original score is by executive music producer Adam Anders and Peer Astrom (TV’s “Glee”).

New Line Cinema presents, a Corner Store Entertainment production, in association with Material Pictures, in association with Offspring Entertainment, an Adam Shankman film, Rock of Ages.  Opening June 15, 2012, the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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