Former “Dancing with the Stars” pro Julianne Hough is set to rock alongside Tom Cruise in the big screen adaptation of “Rock Of Ages.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the dancer-turned-actress is 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.
Director Adam Shankman told THR that Julianne was “nothing short of a miracle” during auditions.
“It was a star-is-born moment,” he said.
The director also 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 previously 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.