‘Rock of Ages’ Trailer: Don’t Stop Believin’ in Tom Cruise

Published 2 years ago by , Updated December 14th, 2011 at 8:09 am,

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The revival of the movie musical is not dead yet – The Muppets sang their way through their big comeback film this past Thanksgiving, and next summer, the speakers in a theater near you will be thumping to the familiar rock n roll music that has pretty much defined all-American youth since the 1970s, thanks to the movie adaptation of the hit Broadway production, Rock of Ages.

Today we have the Rock of Ages trailer to share, and it features more famous faces and famous tunes than a Hollywood karaoke bar.

Check out the synopsis for Rock of Ages below, and then the trailer and poster:

Set in 1987 Los Angeles, Drew and Sherrie are two young people chasing their dreams in the big city. When they meet, it’s love at first sight, though their romance will face a series of challenges.

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If there were too many bright stars blinding your vision while watching that trailer, Rock of Ages stars Julianne Hough (Footloose) and Diego Boneta (Paradise Lost) as the protagonists, Sherrie and Drew, with some more familiar faces in the supporting roles. Malin Akerman, Bryan Cranston, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin, Paul Giamatti, Russell Brand, Will Forte, and Mary J. Blige are all in the chorus line – with Tom Cruise front and center playing the role of legendary rocker, Stacee Jaxx.

The Rock of Ages movie is being directed by song-and-dance guru Adam Shankman (Step Up, So You Think You Can Dance), who managed to his adaptation of the popular musical Hairspray into a worldwide box office hit. Rock of Ages, it’s safe to say, covers subject matter that’s much more palatable to the greater masses (love and rock) and certainly has a musical score that will practically yank viewers of various ages into the theater to belt along with that thumping music we described at the start.

Will you be in the theater slowly waving your cellphone lights in the air – possibly singing a duet alongside your mom and dad?

Rock of Ages will be in theaters on June 1, 2012

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  1. Looks good.

  2. That actually looks good… And I HATE musicals (except for a few). Tom Cruise should be great, after all we all know he loves to sing in his movies lol.

  3. aww crap. I think I liked it…

    • jajaja! same though here

  4. Funny the main antagonist is a religious rights group. I worked for a record store back in those days and it was greedy record label reps that killed that music chasing after the next ballad from an up and coming rock group instead of just making better music. It was the record companies that did more damage to themselves than anyone else. Religious groups sadly got Stryper in return.

    • That “religious group” (including Catherine Zeta-Jones’ character) was added for the movie. In the original play, the bad guy is a German real estate developer.

      I don’t think any of the lines in that trailer are from the play, actually. The play is great but I guess we’ll see how the changes work out.

      • Seriously?

        I am SO not surprised.

        Vic

        • Hollywood is so corporate and greedy now, there’s no way that they’d have their own product criticizing corporations.

          They have CDs to sell with the movie title emblazoned across them, partnerships with the near-monopolistic mega-conglomerate record labels.

          I wholeheartedly agree with you that it was the big labels that have killed American music. And it just gets worse and worse with each passing year.

          Fewer and fewer big corporations own more and more labels.

  5. Loved the KLOS banner! Sounds like all ‘covers’… orig Artist versions or not? Rock on! ~ Stark

  6. …meh.

  7. Oh my God Zeta Jones rocks Were Not Gonna Take It! Can’t wait to see this! I love the trailer!

  8. Wow. they sound awful. way to make some of the greatest songs ever written sound like modern autotuned garbage.

  9. Nope.

  10. Has a great cast but I do agree about the song dispute. Was also thining it would be darker and grittier….

  11. Julianne Hough and Malin Akerman in the same movie??? SIGN ME UP!!!

  12. What the hell? Rock n’ roll musical just doesnt sound right.

  13. Can’t stand Julianne Hough, but the trailer looks entertaining. Just don’t know if I want to pay to see her on the screen, she just annoys the crap out of me…

  14. NO MATTER WHAT TOM CRUISE IS UNDERRATED! HE DESERVES AN OSCAR AND IVE SAYING THIS FOR YEARS!

    • I second that! He’s a brilliant actor.

  15. Wow. That looks incredibly awful.

  16. Tom Cruise may be the one to save this film. He can be funny given the right roles.

  17. I like it and I am a HUGE fan of the musical(that came out wayyyy before Glee so those who think this is a Glee Knockoff are mistaken) So I cant wait to see it and I am calling it right now In front of this film we will get the trailer for Les Mis

  18. alongside mom and dad . hah, cute.

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