Rock of Ages (2012)
Rock of Ages SynopsisRock 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.
Rock of Ages Release Date
In Theaters June 15, 2012
Rock of Ages Credits
Starring: Tom Cruise, Malin Akerman, Bryan Cranston, Julianne Hough, Paul Giamatti, Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Brand, Will Forte, Diego Boneta, Mary J. Blige, and Kevin Nash
Written by: Justin Theroux, Chris D'Arienzo, and Allan Loeb
Directed by: Adam Shankman
Produced by: Jeff Davis, Jennifer Gibgot, Garrett Grant, Tobey Maguire, Scott Prisand, Adam Shankman, and Matt Weaver
Distributor: Warner Bros Pictures
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Jamie Dornan's Horrific Rock Of Ages Audition Included Booze, Vomit
Jamie Dornan almost had a spot in the disastrous Rock Of Ages adaptation from a couple of years back. Read how he lost out on that opportunity, and how he's probably very thankful he did.
by Mike Reyes February 17, 2015 comments
Alec Baldwin Admits Rock Of Ages Was A Horrible Movie
When criticizing contemporary Hollywood, he was quick to reference his own contributions to subpar cinema calling the jukebox musical Rock of Ages a "horrible movie."
by Kristy Puchko October 24, 2013 comments
Rock of Ages Headbangs Its Way Onto Blu-ray In October
Rock of Ages will be released on both Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download on October 9. Adam Shankman’s 80s tale of two young people trying to make it in Hollywood is pretty well supplemented by its musical track and excellent ensemble cast (which also boasts Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Brand, and Malin Akerman, among others). However, Warner Bros. really seems to want to make the set pop with a slew of featurettes.
by Jessica Grabert September 3, 2012 comments
Weekend Box Office: Rock of Ages Crumbles Under Madagascar's Hooves
Rock of Ages didn't exactly rock it out this weekend. Proof that people would rather see Tom Cruise running fast and blowing things up than singing with major band hair, the movie opened with a dismal $15 million for a weak third place.
by Scott Gwin June 18, 2012 comments
Rock Of Ages And That's My Boy Get Demolished At Friday Box Office
Rock of Ages, the star-studded new musical featuring a much-ballyhooed performance from Tom Cruise, made $5.3 million Friday on its way to an estimated $15.5 million weekend, and the R-rated Adam Sandler comedy made $4.5 million, with $14 million estimated for the weekend
by Katey Rich June 16, 2012 comments
Now Streaming: Your Netflix Alternatives To Prometheus, Your Sister's Sister And Rock Of Ages
Netflix's streaming service has made renting movies easier than ever, But with the site's ever-shifting catalogue, and overwhelming amount of available titles, it can be difficult to browse for worthwhile watching. So, we offer this bi-weekly column where we'll take a look at the most thrilling new theatrical releases, and pair them with noteworthy titles currently available on Netflix Instant
by Kristy Puchko June 15, 2012 comments
Great Debate: Can Rock Of Ages Save Movie Musicals?
Can a not-that-great movie like Rock of Ages actually bring back movie musicals? Or do we have to wait for something fancy like this December's Les Miserables to do that? Katey and Kristy hopped on to chat to ask that very question
by Katey Rich and Kristy Puchko June 15, 2012 comments
Rock Of Ages Stars Julianne Hough And Diego Boneta Talk Tom Cruise Boob Grabs And Rock College
With the jukebox musical out in theaters this weekend, I was recently invited to participate in a roundtable interview with both Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta, the two stars of the film, to discuss the experience making the movie.
by Eric Eisenberg June 14, 2012 comments
Adam Shankman Talks Dealing With A Wild Baboon While Making Rock Of Ages
The actor W.C. Fields was once quoted as saying, “Never work with animals or children,” and it’s not exactly hard to figure out why. With both you are introducing elements that can never be predicted, and given how insane film sets typically are unpredictability is not a very good thing. So imagine how director Adam Shankman must have felt when a wild baboon starting going nuts while he was trying to make Rock of Ages.
by Eric Eisenberg June 12, 2012 comments
This Rotten Week: Predicting Rock Of Ages And That's My Boy Reviews
Sit down and relax Rotten Week-ites. We’ve got a lot to discuss here. After all, it isn’t every week we get to return to the glam metal mess that was the Eighties while also dissecting the mess that is Adam Sandler
by Doug Norrie June 10, 2012 comments
Rock Of Ages Featurette Reveals The Craft Behind The Flash
With little more than a week to go before this rowdy rock musical struts onto the world stage, choreographer turned film director Adam Shankman (Hairspray) is taking a new tactic to tease out more interest, revealing some of the incredible work composer Adam Anders, three-time Emmy-winning choreographer Mia Michaels, and small army of musicians, singers and dancers and have put in to make Rock of Ages the flashiest spectacle of the summer
by Kristy Puchko June 6, 2012 comments
Listen To Tom Cruise's Cover Of Pour Some Sugar On Me From Rock Of Ages
It's easy to forget for some reason, but summer movie musicals have had a pretty good run lately, from the massively successful Mamma Mia! to the perfectly lovely Hairspray. OK, that's just two examples, but we're about to get a third this year with Rock of Ages
by Katey Rich May 15, 2012 comments
New Rock Of Ages Trailer Is Here To Play All Of Your Favorite '80s Hits
ased on the musical by Chris D'Arienzo, Rock of Ages is about two young people, Drew and Sherrie (Diego Boneta and Julianne Hough), who travel to the big city in 1987 looking to live out their musical dreams. Upon meeting they instantly fall in love and have to deal with consequences and the challenges that come with it. The film also stars Tom Cruise, Malin Akerman, Bryan Cranston, Paul Giamatti...
by Eric Eisenberg April 2, 2012 comments
Tom Cruise Becomes A Rock Star In First Trailer For Rock Of Ages
Tom Cruise is now almost 50 years old, but if you think that's going to stop him from taking on the most challenging film roles he can find you are dead wrong. Beginning this week in IMAX theaters you will be able to see Cruise scale the tallest building in the world - the Burj Khalifa in Dubai - and then swing from it on a cable and then next year he'll be rocking out on stage 80s style in Adam Shankman's Rock of Ages.
by Eric Eisenberg December 13, 2011 comments
Constantine Maroulis Shows His Sleazy Side On Rock Of Ages Set
Brace yourselves, Constantine Maroulis fans. (What are they called? Marou-maniacs? Con-fan-tines?) The former American Idol who made a name for himself – and scored a Tony nomination – in the Broadway production of Rock of Ages, was photographed with Adam Shankman and Matt Weaver, respective director and producer of the currently filming Rock of Ages film adaptation.
by Sean O'Connell August 2, 2011 comments
Will Forte Finds Room To Join The Rock Of Ages Cast
Personally I see this as a perfect opportunity for Forte to bring back his blond MacGruber mullet wig-- they were totally in back then!-- but given how few people actually saw the MacGruber movie, that might not be exactly what Shankman has in mind
by Katey Rich July 12, 2011 comments
First Look At Tom Cruise Shirtless In Rock Of Ages
The crazy thing is that Cruise is shooting his first scene today-- apparently a rendition of Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar On Me"-- so this is pretty much the earliest we've ever gotten a look at an actor in costume. In the USA Today article Shankman says they've toned down the character
by Katey Rich June 17, 2011 comments
Alec Baldwin Goes Hair Metal In First Rock Of Ages Set Photo
Shankman accompanied the photo with the caption "Russell and Alec making my life heaven on #rockofagesmovie," which may be a reference to the cover of the song "Heaven" by Warrant that the entire cast performs at one point in the original Broadway show that the movie is based on
by Katey Rich May 31, 2011 comments
Alec Baldwin Not Rolling Away From Rock Of Ages After All
Baldwin’s presence tends to make just about everything better (yes, I’m looking at you, It’s Complicated), so the news that he’s staying on board Rock, which expects to begin shooting on May 23, is welcome, indeed. We also hope that the unspecified health problem is minor
by Sean O'Connell May 13, 2011 comments
Alec Baldwin Is Out Of Rock Of Ages
It's a disappointing blow for the Hairspray director but far less disappointing when put into context. Losing Alec Baldwin sucks, but losing him in this situation is like taking Danny Ainge off the 1985-1986 Celtics or removing Jeff Lynne from the Traveling Wilburys
by Mack Rawden May 10, 2011 comments
Malin Akerman Will Be Seduced By Tom Cruise In Rock Of Ages
The reporter also winds up being seduced by Jaxx, which means you need to prepare for a reeeeally awkward sex scene. Rock of Ages starts shooting May 19 in Miami, even though the Broadway show and the movie it's based on are set in Los Angeles
by Katey Rich May 4, 2011 comments
Bryan Cranston Will Sing, Dance, And Marry Catherine Zeta-Jones In Rock Of Ages
Remember, this cast already includes Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand and Julianne Hough in central roles, with Tom Cruise, Mary J. Blige and Paul Giamatti also rounding out the cast. The lead role went to relative unknown Diego Boneta, but otherwise it's going to be a musical crammed with famous faces
by Katey Rich May 2, 2011 comments
Catherine Zeta-Jones To Play The Villain In Rock Of Ages
Catherine Zeta-Jones' career trajectory has always befuddled me. After years of television work and small films, the actress finally made it big in the late 90s and even won an Oscar for her performance in 2002's Chicago. Despite the huge win, however, her workload never seemed to increase, averaging only one to two movies per year since.
by Eric Eisenberg April 20, 2011 comments
Russell Brand Confirmed As Lonny In Rock Of Ages
He's the right hand man to the club's owner Dennis Dupree, played by Alec Baldwin in the movie; yes, the world will soon be blessed with a duet between Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand as they sing REO Speedwagon's "Can't Fight This Feeling" and confess their true feelings for each other
by Katey Rich April 13, 2011 comments
Diego Boneta Snags Lead Role In Rock Of Ages Musical
Boneta has appeared on TV's 90210 and Pretty Little Liars and has an ongoing music career, so it seems unlikely he was cast through the pen casting call that the producers held in late March. Still, the 21-year-old seems like a good choice-- fresh face, clearly talented, very handsome
by Katey Rich April 5, 2011 comments
Paul Giamatti Signs On And Amy Adams Being Courted For A Role In Rock Of Ages
After the news came out yesterday that Warner Bros. would be releasing the Broadway musical adaptation of Rock of Ages on June 1, 2012, director Adam Shankman sent out a Tweet saying, "I just heard the news: #rockofagesmovie is being released June 1, 2012. I guess I better start making it soon...
by Eric Eisenberg March 24, 2011 comments
Jack The Giant Killer And Rock Of Ages Both Get June 2012 Release Dates
Though the film was originally scheduled to go into production last July, Bryan Singer's Jack The Giant Killer was delayed due to the director wanting to work out the visual effects and to give time for Christopher McQuarrie to rewrite the script. Now, though, with the movie set to go into production, a release date has been officially announced.
by Eric Eisenberg March 24, 2011 comments
Open Auditions Being Held For Major Role In Rock Of Ages
One former American Idol contestant, Constantine Maroulis, has already moved on from that show to even bigger fame as Drew Boley in Rock of Ages. Now with that Broadway show moving over to film, it might be time for another one to do it
by Katey Rich March 11, 2011 comments
Alec Baldwin To Sing 80s Favorites In Rock Of Love
He’ll play Dennis, the club owner currently being portrayed on Broadway by Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider. Just another reason to get excited for one of the more over the top productions we’ve seen in awhile
by Mack Rawden March 7, 2011 comments
Anne Hathaway May Sing With Tom Cruise In Rock Of Ages
Anne Hathaway can sing, I mean really sing. Her voice is pretty much the only reason to see Ella Enchanted. With pipes like hers it was only a matter of time until she got cast
by Josh Tyler February 11, 2011 comments
Russell Brand Interested In Singing 80s Music
It's really hard to make a good musical because what works on Broadway won't necessarily sell to a mainstream audience. Alterations and compromises must be made, but the truly great
by Mack Rawden January 20, 2011 comments
Gwyneth Paltrow Offered A Role In Rock Of Ages
Gwyneth Paltrow’s affinity for singing in front of an audience hasn’t really translated into success on the big screen yet and, even though she’s trying movie singing again this week in Country Strong
by Josh Tyler December 15, 2010 comments
Alec Baldwin Offered Major Role In Musical Rock Of Ages
No, Baldwin doesn't exactly jump to mind when you think "rock and roll," but with Mary J. Blige and Tom Cruise also considering roles, they're going in a lot of different directions with the casting for this one
by Katey Rich December 15, 2010 comments
Mary J. Blige And Tom Cruise Up For Rock Of Ages Roles
Adam Shankman, who brought another musical to life with 2008's Hairspray, is set to direct the film, with original stage writer Chris D'Arienze on board as a co-writer
by Katey Rich November 30, 2010 comments
Tom Cruise Offered Supporting Role In Rock Of Ages
In it, he would play a bartender with a penchant for 80s hair metal. How could this not be awesome? Unlike the John Cusacks of the world who thrive on playing themselves, Tom Cruise has some experience reveling
by Mack Rawden October 27, 2010 comments
Seth Rogen May Sing Asia In Rock Of Ages
The Broadway musical on which Rock will be based is built around classic glam metal hits of the 80s, including Asia. You know how you know you’re gay? Because you’re going to be in a musical which uses music from Asia
by Josh Tyler July 21, 2010 comments
Adam Shankman Wants Straight Men To See Musicals
Adam Shankman pulled off something pretty amazing with Hairspray, turning a poppy, extremely silly Broadway musical into a movie that maintained every bit of the fun and energy. Could he do the same not with pudgy teens, but stringy-haired rock stars?
by Katey Rich October 20, 2009 comments