Under the direction of Adam Shankman (Hairspray), New Line Cinema’s feature film adaptation of the smash hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages comes to the big screen.
Rock of Ages tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock ‘n’ roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake, and more.
The movie musical stars Julianne Hough (Burlesque), with actor/singer Diego Boneta in his feature film debut, Russell Brand, Oscar® nominee Paul Giamatti, Academy Award® winner Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Akerman, R&B queen Mary J. Blige and multiple Emmy®-winner Bryan Cranston, with Oscar® nominees Alec Baldwin and Tom Cruise.
Shankman directs Rock of Ages from a screenplay by Justin Theroux and Chris D’Arienzo and Allan Loeb, based on D’Arienzo’s musical of the same name. The film is being produced by Matthew Weaver, Scott Prisand, Carl Levin, Tobey Maguire, Garrett Grant and Jennifer Gibgot, with Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener, Michael Disco, Samuel J. Brown, Hillary Butorac Weaver, Janet Billig Rich, Shankman and D’Arienzo serving as executive producers.
Rounding out the Rock of Ages creative team are director of photography Bojan Bazelli (Hairspray), production designer Jon Hutman (It’s Complicated), editor Emma E. Hickox (A Walk To Remember), Oscar®-nominated costume designer Rita Ryack (Hairspray), Grammy-nominated music supervisor Matt Sullivan (Dreamgirls, Nine), executive and Emmy Award-winning choreographer Mia Michaels (So You Think You Can Dance). The original score is by Adam Anders and Peer Astrom (TV’s Glee).
Opening across the Philippines in June 2012, Rock of Ages will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.