Alec Baldwin Goes Hair Metal In First Rock Of Ages Set Photo

By Katey Rich 2011-05-31 10:07:53discussion comments
Alec Baldwin came very, very close to walking away from the musical Rock of Ages before the producers convinced him to stick around, and I think we can all now be insanely grateful he stayed. Director Adam Shankman just tweeted a photo form the set, in which both Russell Brand and Baldwin are getting their hair metal on, but only one of them needs a ridiculous wig to make it happen. Look at the photo below and giggle wildly at will.


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. Baldwin plays the owner of the rock club at the center of the show, The Bourbon Room, and Brand plays his trusty assistant Lonny; at one point in the second act, when the club seems to be closing down, the two joke around that they have feelings for each other by singing "Can't Fight This Feeling" by REO Speedwagon. I have no idea how any of this lands them at the fair, which is clearly the setting of this photo, but when you're making a movie musical you've got to open up the settings, and why not allow Russell Brand to walk around with a giant lollipop?

With a cast that also includes Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul Giamatti, Malin Akerman, Mary J. Blige and of course Tom Cruise, there's plenty of room for Shankman to tweet more ridiculous photos from the set. Here's hoping they keep coming in this slow post-holiday week.
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