Adam Shankman’s Rock of Ages trailer released

The trailer for Adam Shankman’s Rock of Ages has finally been released!

Tom Cruise Rock of Ages

Douse yourself in hairspray and dust off your air-guitar – the trailer to the film adaptation of Rock of Ages has finally arrived online. The film is an adaptation of a stage musical that includes classic rock hits from bands such as Journey, Bon Jovi, Queen, Poison and Foreigner, to name but a few.

The upcoming film features a star-studded cast, with Tom Cruise taking on one of the lead roles as rock star, Stacee Jaxx. Set in 1987, Rock of Ages tells the story of a young girl called Sherrie, who moves to LA with hopes of become an actress. The innocent abroad is played by Julianne Hough – who already has some experience in playing the ‘small-town girl’ following her role in this year’s Footloose remake. She falls for aspiring rocker Drew Boley (Diego Boneta), before being swept off her feet by the smooth-talking Stacee Jaxx.

Meanwhile, the Mayor and his wife, played by Bryan Cranston and Catherine Zeta-Jones are battling to shut down Dennis Dupree’s (Alec Baldwin) legendary rock club, The Bourbon Rooms, and to drive rock n’ roll out of LA. Russell Brand plays Lonny Barnett, narrator of this glam-rock extravaganza, with appearances by everyone from Paul Giamatti and Malin Åkerman, to Mary J. Blige and Anne Hathaway.

The trailer certainly looks like a whirlwind of big hair and leather trousers, as well you might expect from the Hairspray director. But will this musical be able to make a seamless transition from stage to screen? The trailer is already drawing a number of Glee comparisons – not very rock and roll…

Rock of Ages is schedule to hit UK cinemas on 8th June 2012.

Meanwhile, check out the trailer below:

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