Director Adam Shankman: ‘Rock of Ages’ Will Be ‘Weird-Good’
First Published: September 26, 2011 4:55 PM EDT Credit: TomCruise.com
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Are audiences ready for Tom Cruise in 80’s “drag” belting out Def Leppard?
Access Hollywood caught up with “Rock of Ages” director Adam Shankman at Variety’s Third Annual Power of Women Luncheon last week, where he dished on his upcoming epic musical, which boasts some of Hollywood’s biggest names.
“The movie is incredibly different than anything you’ve ever seen,” he told Access. “It’s weird, but weird-good.”
The director, who is currently editing the movie musical, said fans will see their favorite stars in a whole new big-haired-spandex-makeup sort of way.
“It’s giant movie stars in 80’s drag singing rock karaoke,” he said of the movie that includes Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin, Julianne Hough, Malin Akerman, Russell Brand and Mary J. Blige.
“It’s people you would never imagine singing and dancing [and] killing it!” he continued.
Adam told Access that Tom’s vocal were fully endorsed by one of the decade’s biggest hair bands.
“Tom has an amazing voice. There was a bit of a ‘who knew?’ there, but… he rocks it,” he explained. “Def Leppard came to set and watched him do ‘Pour Some Sugar on Me,’ and they were like, ‘Oh my God! He’s better than us!’ It was incredible.”
“Rock of Ages” is slated to hit theaters on June 1, 2012.
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