Paul Giamatti Joins Cast of Rock of Ages Film; Amy Adams in Negotiations

News   Paul Giamatti Joins Cast of Rock of Ages Film; Amy Adams in Negotiations
 
Film star Paul Giamatti, whose Broadway credits include Arcadia, Racing Demon, The Three Sisters and The Iceman Cometh, has joined the cast of the Warner Bros./New Line feature film Rock of Ages, according to deadline.com.

Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti

The motion picture, based on the hit Broadway musical of the same name, will arrive in movie theatres around the country June 1, 2012. Adam Shankman, who directed and choreographed the film adaptation of Hairspray, will direct Rock of Ages' big-screen premiere.

Giamatti will portray the manager of the rock band. The film will also feature Alec Baldwin as Dennis, Tom Cruise as Stacee Jaxx, Julianne Hough as Sherrie Christian, Mary J. Blige as Justice and Russell Brand as Lonnie.

Deadline.com also reports that Oscar nominee Amy Adams is being courted for a role in the film.

The musical's book writer, Chris D'Arienzo, has penned the screenplay for the film with revisions by Shankman and Justin Theroux; it will be produced by Rock of Ages Broadway producers Carl Levin, Matthew Weaver and Scott Prisand, with Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Gibgot. Executive producers are Garrett Grant, Janet Billig and Hillary Weaver.

Rock of Ages, which uses hits from the 1980s as its score, premiered Off-Broadway at New World Stages in October 2008. The musical transferred to the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Broadway in March 2009, earning five Tony nominations including Best Musical, Best Direction, and Best Actor for Constantine Maroulis. The production will reopen March 24 at the Helen Hayes Theatre.

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