Will Grammy Winner Mary J. Blige Star in Rock of Ages Film?

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Grammy winner Mary J. Blige is currently in negotiations to play the role of Justice Charlier in New Line's film version of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages, according to New York magazine.

Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige

The movie musical may also feature Academy Award nominee Tom Cruise, who the magazine says is now interested in the role of rock singer Stacee Jaxx.

Broadway's Rock of Ages is written by Chris D'Arienzo, directed by Kristin Hanggi and choreographed by Kelly Devine. The film version will be co-directed by D'Arienzo, who also penned the screenplay, and "Hairspray" director Adam Shankman, who will choreograph as well.

The musical comedy Rock of Ages borrows rock hits of the 1980s to tell the story of showbiz lovers in L.A. The score includes "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," "I Wanna Know What Love Is," "Here I Go Again," "Don't Stop Believin'" and more.

The Broadway cast currently features Dee Snider, Joey Taranto, Emily Padgett, Josephine Rose Roberts, Adam Dannheisser, Mitchell Jarvis, Michele Mais, Paul Schoeffler, Derek St. Pierre, Jenifer Foote, Ericka Hunter, Jay Klaitz, Michael Minarik, Julie Nelson, Justin Matthew Sargent, Matthew Stocke, Sarrah Strimel, Becca Tobin, Andre Ward, Katie Webber and Jeremy Woodard.

Tickets for the Broadway production can be purchased via Ticketmaster.com and at (877) 250-2929 or in person at The Brooks Atkinson box office (256 West 47th Street).

Visit www.RockofAgesMusical.com.

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