VIDEO: Alec Baldwin, Tom Cruise In 'Rock of Ages' Trailer
Russell Brand, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Mary J. Blige are all part of the star-studded cast
Movie rock musical fans exiled to repeated DVD viewings of Rent and School of Rock now have something to look forward to. Rock of Ages, based on the hit Broadway musical, combines '80s hair band nostalgia with a megawat ensemble including Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mary J. Blige, Julianne Hough and Paul Giamatti. Directed by Adam Shankman, Rock of Ages is scheduled for a June release — and now the first trailer is already out.
The musical version first opened on Broadway in 2009, starring former American Idol rocker Constantine Maroulis, according to the LA Times. Written by Chris D'Arienzo and directed by Kristin Hanggi, Rock of Ages made its way to New York after starting off in Los Angeles. It follows an aspiring rocker (played by Diego Boneta in the movie) circa 1987 as he tries to break into the Sunset Strip music scene.
Check out the brand new trailer here: