The Hollywood Reporter has released news that Catherine Zeta-Jones will be joining the cast of “Rock of Ages”. The character Zeta-Jones will play is an original character for the film.
Director Adam Shankman described the character as “if Tipper Gore and Anita Bryant had a love child. She is this hardcore, moral majority, arch conservative who wants to shut down rock’n roll in the great city of Los Angeles.” He also said, “It’s a character that we only really came to in the last month. The character was invented to streamline the stories.”
Shankman is glad to have Zeta-Jones on board. “It’s like the musical gods have blessed us!” he said. This is because Zeta-Jones was in the critically acclaimed film adaptation of “Chicago”.
“Rock of Ages” will star Diego Gonzalez Boneta along with Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Mary J. Blige, Julianne Hough, and Paul Giamatti. Shankman’s company, Offspring Entertainment, along with Corner Store Entertainment and Tobey Maguire’s Maguire Entertainment will produce. Garrett Grant will act as executive producer.
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