Catherine Zeta-Jones is the latest star to sign up to Rock of Ages.
The star who has recently gone public about suffering from bipolar is back in action, after a brief stay in rehab, with Adam Shankman’s adaptation of the popular 80s-set musical.
The original musical was created by Chris D’Arienzo and tells the story of a small time girl who comes to LA to follow her dreams, you know how it goes. She meets wannabe rocker Drew and has a fling with a Stacee Jaxx, who as you can probably guess by the name is a pretty ridiculous guy.
The film has already cast most of it’s characters. We reported a while back that Tom Cruise was on board to play Jaxx (yes, it’s going to be cringe). Julianne Hough, the sister of Cheryl Cole’s reported boyfriend, Derek, is playing the small time girl and Diego Gonzalez Boneta is playing her love interest.
But who will Zeta-Jones play? Shankman has added a role especially for her. You may remember her Oscar-winning performance in Chicago, where she proved that she can sing, act and dance, so she’s definitely a good choice for this film.
Talking about the character Zeta-Jones will play, Shankman said:
“She is this hardcore, moral majority, arch-conservative who wants to shut down rock ’n’ roll in the great city of Los Angeles.”
Oooh! So, she’s a rock n’ roll badass. Nice. Apart from Cruise and Hugh, the film also features Paul Giamatti, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand and Mary J Blige. Filming starts next month in Miami and we have to say we’re already excited about the outcome.