Bryan Cranston Joins ROCK OF AGES FIlm
"Breaking Bad's" Bryan Cranston is set to play the mayor in the upcoming "Rock of Ages" film, to be directed by Shankman and based on the Broadway musical, according to Deadline.com. Cranston will play the husband of an advocate who wants to ban rock and roll. That role will be played by Catherine Zeta-Jones and both were created specifically for the movie.
This news comes after director Adam Shankman confirmed that Russell Brand has officially joined the cast of the film as 'Lonny.' Also signed on the project are Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough, Alec Baldwin, Mary J. Blige and Diego González Boneta.
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ROCK OF AGES opened on April 7, 2009 at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre to critical acclaim, following an off Broadway engagement in the fall of 2008. The Broadway production was nominated for Five 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and New Line Records released the Original Broadway Cast Recording in July 2009, featuring 28 songs from the show. The New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. film of the musical, directed by Adam Shankman (Hairspray), was originally scheduled to be released in 2011. As previously reported, a new release date has now been set for the film: June 1, 2012.
The music that 'ignited a generation' is heating up Broadway in ROCK OF AGES. The classic rock love story of the decade erupts into Broadway's best party, all to the sounds of such feel-good, sing-out-loud songs as Every Rose Has Its Thorn, I Wanna Know What Love Is, Here I Go Again, Don't Stop Believin' and more. This five-time Tony nominated musical is nothin' but a good time.
For tickets and more information on the show, visit www.rockofagesmusical.com
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