Alec Baldwin Not Rolling Away From Rock Of Ages After All

By Sean O'Connell 2011-05-13 13:30:38discussion comments
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Reports of Alec Baldwinís departure from Adam Shankmanís Rock of Ages adaptation were premature Ö even though they sort of started from Baldwinís camp in the first place.

Earlier in the week, we reported that Baldwin was bowing out of Shankmanís big-screen musical, though no reason was given at the time. Baldwin was set to play club owner Dennis Dupree opposite Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Malin Akerman and the rest of the Rock Of Ages cast.

But donít count Baldwin out just yet. According to Deadline, Baldwin actually is going to do the movie, and is in Miami with the cast for the directorís full run-through. The report says Baldwin warned the production that an unspecified health issue might have kept him out of the production, and if they had an opportunity to replace them, they should consider it. But they didnít, and so heís still on board as Dupree.

Baldwinís presence tends to make just about everything better (yes, Iím looking at you, Itís Complicated), so the news that heís 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 and that Baldwin makes a swift recovery.
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