tom cruise rock of ages

Posted by Shazy on Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Academy Award-nominated actor Tom Cruise is closing the deal to star as white-hot rock star Stacee Jaxx in the film adaptation of the Tony Award-nominated musical Rock of Ages, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Cruise's potential casting had been reported for months, but this is the first confirmation of which role he'll take on in the campy musical about a rock club on the Sunset strip in the 1980s.

Tony Award nominee Will Swenson (Hair, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) originated the role of Stacee Jaxx in the 2008 Off-Broadway production of Rock of Ages. James Carpinello (Saturday Night Fever) took over when the musical transferred to Broadway in 2009.
Actors Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand are also being courted for the film. Filming will begin in May.