Alec Baldwin Joins ‘Rock Of Ages’ Cast
First Published: March 6, 2011 7:49 PM EST Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- From one “Rock” to another… “30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin has signed on for Adam Shankman’s upcoming big screen version of Broadway musical “Rock of Ages.”
“So, based on info I got today, I’m gonna confirm Alec Baldwin as Dennis in Rock Of Ages. Hollah,” an excited Adam Shankman Tweeted on Saturday, announcing the casting news.
“Can’t wait to start #rockofagesmovie,” he later added. “Julianne Hough, alec Baldwin, Mary j Blige, Tom cruise confirmed. I love my cast. More to come.”
A rep for Alec confirmed the casting announcement to Access Hollywood on Sunday.
The Hollywood Reporter previously revealed that Julianne, the dancer-turned-actress, was in final negotiations to star as Sherrie, the small town girl who comes to Hollywood in search of music fame and catches the eye of aging rocker Stacee Jaxx, played by Cruise.
Adam told THR that Julianne was “nothing short of a miracle” during auditions.
“It was a star-is-born moment,” he said.
The director also previously confirmed the news on Twitter, writing, “Yes, it’s true. Julianne Hough was beyond brilliant in her audition, and will be rocking the role of Sherrie Christian in #rockofagesmovie.”
Adam told Access Hollywood that Cruise is going to surprise people with his musical role “I think we’re going to see him, every drop, the rock ‘n’ roll god! I’m very excited. He’s so committed to doing it. He’s pouring himself in this part in a way I’ve never had an actor do… it’s pretty intense,” Adam told Access in February.
“Rock Of Ages” is scheduled to start shooting in May.
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