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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
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.
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
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
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...
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
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
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
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
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
Hairspray 2 Is Officially A Goner
There were hopes of having the cast tackle the music of the late 60s, getting Link Larkin (Zac Efron) to dabble in some drugs, even Edna (Travolta) dropping some pounds after getting hooked on diet pills. But forget that all now because the movie isn’t happening, plain and simple.
Mean Moms, The Next Generation Of Mean Girls, Get Started At New Line
New Line is working on a sequel to the teen comedy-- kind of. Producers Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot and Jill Messick are teaming up for the film Mean Moms, which won't feature Regina George or girls wearing pink on Wednesday
Adam Shankman Openly Campaigining For Disney's Wizard Of Oz Prequel
The Times also reports that Shankman has walked away from a somewhat dormant project, Bob the Musical, in order to prove to Disney how serious he is about the Oz preque
Oscar Producer Adam Shankman Wishes He Had A Do-Over
82nd Academy Awards telecast producer Adam Shankman took to Twitter tonight to address the concerns, outrage, and flat out irritation caused by his often bizarre, occasionally infuriating Oscar broadcast. Let’s take those concerns one by one
Sacha Baron Cohen Was First Choice To Host The 2010 Oscars
In a few weeks Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin will take the stage in Hollywood to host the 2010 Academy Awards. But they weren’t the first choice of the show’s producers. Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic were looking to shake things up this year