First Look: Tom Cruise Rocks as Stacee Jaxx in 'Rock of Ages' Musical

June 17, 2011
Source: Twitter

Tom Cruise

At the end of last month we got quite an interesting first look at Russell Brand and Alec Baldwin decked out in some obnoxious 80's fashions on the set of Adam Shankman's new big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages. However, now we have an even better picture of the biggest star of the film. The official Twitter for Tom Cruise revealed the first look on of at the actor rocking his heart out as Stacee Jaxx, an arrogant yet charming rock star at the top of his career. In the 80's musical, Cruise will belt out a rendition of Bon Jovi's famous ballad Wanted: Dead or Alive. See the awesome photo below!

Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages

In addition, Malin Akerman will play a journalist writing a piece on rocker Jaxx but ends up in bed with him and singing I Want to Know What Love Is by Foreigner. The rest of the film will feature songs from great bands of the 80's like Styx, Journey, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry, Poison and Asia. Singing these signature tunes will be Cruise, Brand and Baldwin joined by even more talented names like Julianne Hough, Paul Giamatti, Mary J. Blige, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Bryan Cranston. Honestly, I have a feeling this could end up becoming one of my favorite musicals. We'll definitely be keeping an eye on this!

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  • Please tell me Cruise will not be actually singing these songs...
  • Looks horrible.
  • Um. Uuhhhh. I... /goes to sink and washes eyeballs
  • Fox
    this guy has a peter pan complex...
  • Loser
    looks cool
  • Anonymous
  • Teacherkid
    Is it too late to get him out of this movie & put someone in I don't despise? Because then I might actually want to see it... No? Then I'll pass. Thanks, but no thanks.
  • tugsalot
    Looks like a flop in the making.
  • Angry Chief
  • Mila Sanchez
    Hot! Can't wait to watch the movie!
  • Anonymous
    The cast for this film sounds incredible, i don't know why people are speaking negatively about it. Tom Cruise is looking better than ever in this picture, totally rocking it! I'm sure the movie will be great!
  • Xerxexx
    Awesome! Some here need to remember that Cruise is a person and an actor. Ignore the actor as a person and focus on his acting only.
    • Angry Chief
      Still. We already saw this with Rock Star with Wahlberg, among others. Unlike other actors, I'm still waiting for Cruise to really break into something new.
      • Xerxexx
        But unlike Rock Star this might actually be good. Cruise is a decent actor, Vanilla Sky, Jerry McGuire, Minority Report are all great films with great performances by Cruise.
    • casting couch
      Sorry, but Cruise is a movie star not an actor, which makes his real-life persona cross over into his movies.
      • Xerxexx
        I disagree. Cruise has shown true talent quite a few times...Vanilla Sky, Minority Report, Interview with the Vampire, and Jerry McGuire each acted well by Cruise.
  • Pepito
    Look at his hair!! Lol...would love to check this out, i hear he has a killer voice
  • Jonathan Dos Santos
    que cabron! luce espectacular el huey! Tom freakin Cruise, I have a newly found respect and admiration for you! I mean it's always been there, but this picture just knocked my socks off man! much respect!
  • Benz0sparx
    Shankman's got an extraordinary vision and this film has got more star power than a freaking comet headed towards earth. After all...its F'ING TOM CRUISE! There's no way in hell this is gonna be less than a hit.
    • Angry Chief
      Just like Lions for Lambs, right?
  • Carrie Cooper
    OMG this is fabulous! Tom Cruise rocking rock of ages! Yeah!
  • Buzzfunk
    Peter pan complex? please. If someone can pull this off it's him. He's been in a lot of great movies, some not so good ones but I really don't care what his beliefs are and or how weird he may seems to be. I mean if someone can play an arrogant person, it must be Cruise. 😉
  • Buzzfunk
    btw, Russel Brand on the other hand, is the most overrated tool in showbiz. He is not funny, nor can he act or do anything else well. Yet he's getting jobs and makes money...
  • Vinnie
    When I found out that Tom Cruise was going to be in Rock of Ages, I was like Yes! That's the kind of Tom Cruise movie that I would want to see. I never in a million years would have pictured his character to be like this. It's totally unexpected, and totally awesome! This is a great character for him.
  • Lebowski
    Musical Theater is a fucking creative graveyard. The level of thought that goes into most broadway shows makes Green Lantern look like goddamn Shakespeare.
  • redguy
    i may not be a fan of Tom Cruise but at least i CAN'T say nothing wrong about him. Great performer, and according to this picture he looks more awesome than he looked in his teen years. Kudos to you Cruise.
  • Man, I think this is the most attracted to Tom Cruise I've been since Top Gun. I want to go on the highway to his danger zone. Ha ha ha.
  • tommyturner
    Is this the new Conan The Barbarian movie?
  • Dotadestroyer
  • David Banner
    Jeez, is this what happend to Jack?
  • They're filming here in Fort Lauderdale. Local bar venues and concert halls is where the mass amount of trailers have been spotted.
  • We might never see Cruise finish Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles but at least we get a wtf pic of Lestat the rockstar.




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