Warner Bros. will be releasing the Broadway musical adaptation of Rock of Ages on June 1, 2012, director Adam Shankman sent out a Tweet saying, “I just heard the news: #rockofagesmovie is being released June 1, 2012. I guess I better start making it soon… Rehearsals start in 2 weeks.”
This might be the reason behind the two casting news. One is about Paul Giamatti will be joining the cast according to Deadline. And same Deadline reports that Amy Adams is being courted for a part in Rock of Ages.
Giamatti will play the manager of Arsenal, the band led by Stacee Jax, who is being played by Tom Cruise; while Adams is being considered for the part that was offered to Anne Hathaway. The role is of a journalist who ends up sleeping with Jax.
In addition to the above, Mary J. Blige, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, and Julianne Hough are all set to star.