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Rock Of Ages Trailer Online
And check out the poster...

14 December 2011  |  Written by James White  

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If you ever wondered what would happen if a wig and paint factory exploded while a busload of actors was taking a tour, then Adam Shankman’s adaptation of ‘80s hair rawk jukebox musical Rock Of Ages might just provide an answer.

Rock Of Ages features a swarm of names including Julianne Hough, Tom Cruise, Diego Boneta, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Malin Akerman, Bryan Cranston, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul Giamatti and Mary J. Blige.

It’s the tale of small-town girl Sherrie Christia (Hough), who arrives in Los Angeles looking to be a star. But she’s seduced by more than fame when she falls for both young bartender Drew Boley (Boneta) and swaggering rock idol Stacee Jaxx (Cruise).

And there’s more trouble afoot for the rock scene as the upright and uptight Patricia Whitmore (Zeta-Jones) will do anything to wipe out what she sees as a pit of sinful lust and loud music.

As well as the trailer, the poster is now online via Collider.

It looks like Shankman, working from a script that has seen contributions from the musical’s book writer Chris D’Arienzo as well as Allan Loeb, Jordan Roberts and Justin Theroux, has cranked the camp factor up to 11 with this one. Let us know your thoughts…

Rock Of Ages will howl on to screens on June 8, 2012.


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RE: awww...
The worst thing about it for me was the tunes ;) 80s hairrock the worst period in music history. IMHO. More

Posted by BoDixen at 19:59 on 14 December 2011 | Report This Post

Actually looks good
I look forward to it. More

Posted by FridayJack1 at 19:13 on 14 December 2011 | Report This Post

This has Paul Giamatti in it ...
... therefore I will watch it. More

Posted by Nicky C at 16:24 on 14 December 2011 | Report This Post

awww...
To paraphrase the good, the bad and the ugly; Never have i heard so many good tunes wasted so badly. More

Posted by Cynric at 12:09 on 14 December 2011 | Report This Post

Shock Rock
I wasn't too sure about this to start but with Baldwin and Brand cracking a few jokes it could be good. Plus Tom Cruise looks like he's on Len Grossman/Magnolia form so it could be another great cameo. Rock on! More

Posted by danclay77 at 08:38 on 14 December 2011 | Report This Post

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