More Rock Of Ages casting news today. Earlier we heard that Amy Adams may be joining and now it seems as if Mr. Paul Giamatti will be a part of the film. Deadline tells us that Giamatti will play the manager for the band led by Tom Cruise’s character, Stacee Jaxx. Adam Shankman is directing and confirmed cast members include, Tom Cruise, Mary J. Blige, Alec Baldwin and Julianne Hough. Also, along with Amy Adams, Russell Brand is said to be in talks to join. If everything turns out ok, we could get quite the cast. As it stands it’s already looking pretty great.
Giamatti is amongst the best when it comes to acting and although I’m not terribly excited about this film in particular, I think Giamatti is a great addition. As I’ve stated before, the cast is shaping up real nicely but as for the actual film, it doesn’t sound too appealing. Perhaps I just need to see some footage or a trailer to change my mind. I also haven’t seen the Broadway play that it was based off of, so I may need to see that as well.
For those not familiar with the plot, it follows “a small town girl (Hough) who comes to Hollywood for the 1980s music scene and is nearly destroyed by it. She catches the eye of Stacee Jaxx (Cruise), playing an arrogant rocker at the height of his career, ends up as a stripper in a club run by Blige but also finds true love at the end.”
Anyways, what do you think of Giamatti joining the cast?