Mary J. Blige and Tom Cruise celebrate the 80’s in Rock of Ages

Under the direction of Adam Shankman (Hairspray), New Line Cinema’s feature film adaptation of the smash hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages comes to the big screen.

Rock of Ages tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock ‘n’ roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Foreigner, Journey, Poison, REO Speedwagon, Twisted Sister and more.

The movie musical stars Julianne Hough (Burlesque), with actor/singer Diego Boneta in his feature film debut, Russell Brand (Arthur, Get Him to the Greek), Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man), Academy Award winner Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago), Malin Akerman (The Proposal) and R&B queen Mary J. Blige, with Oscar nominee Alec Baldwin (The Cooler, TV’s 30 Rock), and Oscar nominee Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Magnolia, Jerry Maguire) as Stacee Jaxx.

Shankman directs Rock of Ages from a screenplay by Justin Theroux and Chris D’Arienzo and Allan Loeb, based on D’Arienzo’s musical of the same name. The film is being produced by Matthew Weaver, Scott Prisand, Carl Levin, Tobey Maguire, Garrett Grant and Jennifer Gibgot, with Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener, Michael Disco, Samuel J. Brown, Hillary Butorac Weaver, Janet Billig Rich, Shankman and D’Arienzo serving as executive producers.

Rounding out the Rock of Ages creative team are director of photography Bojan Bazelli (Hairspray), production designer Jon Hutman (It’s Complicated), editor Emma E. Hickox (A Walk To Remember), Oscar-nominated costume designer Rita Ryack (How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Hairspray), Grammy-nominated music supervisor Matt Sullivan (Dreamgirls, Nine), and Emmy Award-winning choreographer Mia Michaels (So You Think You Can Dance). The original score is by executive music producer Adam Anders and Peer Astrom (TV’s Glee).