Tom Cruise has traded in jumping on couches and saving the world one impossible mission at a time and swapped it to let his inner child play by rocking the hell out in this first look at Cruise as rocker Stacee Jaxx in Adam Shankman’s musical, “Rock of Ages”.
The Newline/Warner Bros. film stars Julianne Hough, Alec Baldwin, Paul Giamatti, Diego Bonet, Russell Brand, Mary J. Blige, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bryan Cranston and Malin Akerman.
Hitting theaters on June 1, 2012, “Rock of Ages” is set in the 1980s and centers on an aspiring rocker, Drew (Boneta) who works as a busboy in the trademark Hollywood bar/club The Bourbon Room. He falls instantly for a cute girl, Sherrie (Hough), who arrives from Kansas hoping to make it big in acting. After being hired by the bar, Sherrie accepts Drew’s invitation to have a picnic at a place overlooking Los Angeles. There, he mistakenly suggests that the two are just friends. Later, at the Bourbon Room, ladies’ man and lead singer for his band Arsenal, Stacee Jaxx (Tom Cruise), will be playing that night and instantly hits it off with Sherrie and the two have sex in the bar’s bathroom. Subsequently, Drew proves his musical ability in the club and is chosen to open for Stacee. A record producer in the club offers Drew a contract, which he accepts