Rock of Ages was originally a musical and is now being turned into a musical film by Adam Shankman, who did the Hairspray film adaptation. The original was written by Chris D’Arienzo with help from Justin Theroux and Allan Loeb.
The musical follows small town Sherrie and city boy Drew who meet on the Sunset Strip in 1987 while pursuing their dreams of Hollywood stardom. Their romance is told through the musical hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Twisted Sister and others.
The film stars Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta as Sherrie and Drew respectively. Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Ackerman, Bryan Cranston, Alec Baldwin and Tom Cruise are also in the movie.
Rock of Ages is set for a June 1, 2012 theatrical release.