Second Rock of Ages Trailer Lets Tom Cruise Sing
04.03.12 by Ryan
For those that aren't aware, the upcoming Rock of Ages is based on the Broadway musical filled with classic rock hits of the 1980s, and just in case the first trailer didn't make it clear enough, the second trailer for the movie version wants audiences to know that the movie will still be filled with cast members singing those songs — even Tom Cruise.
Ostensibly about following your dreams, Rock of Ages follows two aspiring musicians (Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta) hoping to capture their moment in the spotlight while contending with eccentric club owners (Alec Baldwin and Mary J. Blige), money-hungry music executives (Paul Giamatti) and an angry Mayor's wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones) who wants to stop the rock 'n roll madness.
If the look of the trailer had you wanting for the 80's (if you were old enough to remember the decade, that is), that was exactly the point for director Adam Shankman (Hairspray), who wanted the movie to representative of the era in almost every way. "I wanted [Rock of Ages] to be more of a loving tribute to a time that I really remember," Shankman told EW. "The biggest lie that I tell about this world is that we don’t see any drug use, but it’s hard to get a lot of laughs out of people doing blow in bathrooms."
Rock of Ages was written by Justin Theroux (Tropic Thunder) and Allan Loeb (Just Go With It), and co-stars Russell Brand, Malin Akerman,and Bryan Cranston.