ROCK OF AGES

Rock of AgesUSA 2012

Genre: Comedy / Drama / Musical / Romance
Directed by: Adam Shankman
Written by: Justin Theroux, Chris D’Arienzo, Allan Loeb, Chris D’Arienzo (musical book)
Produced by: Jennifer Gibgot, Garrett Grant, Tobey Maguire, Scott Prisand, Adam Shankman, Matt Weaver

Runtime: 123 minutes
Release Date (USA): June 15,2012
Filming Dates: May 23 – August 13, 2011 (principal photography)
Production Budget: $75,000,000 (estimated)
Box Office: $38,518,613 (USA) | $56,359,422 (worldwide)

Cast & Characters:
Tom Cruise (Stacee Jaxx), Alec Baldwin (Dennis Dupree), Russell Brand (Lonnie), Julianne Hough (Sherrie Christian), Diego Boneta (Drew Boley), Bryan Cranston (Mayor Mike Whitmore), Mary J. Blige (Justice Charlier), Catherine Zeta-Jones (Patricia Whitmore), Will Forte (Mitch Miley), Malin Akerman (Constance Sack), Paul Giamatti (Paul Gill)

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SUMMARY

“Rock of Ages” tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock ‘n’ roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake, and more.

TRAILER




CLIPS

“What About Drew?” – Scene with Alec Baldwin, Russel Brand, Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta

FEATURETTE


BEHIND THE SCENES


PRODUCTION NOTES

Baldwin on his character and 80s music: “Dennis Dupree’s whole life has been music. Rock ‘n’ roll is his religion and The Bourbon Room is his church, which I guess makes him the pastor.” (…) “The `80s is about when I turned off the radio, … but there’s just as much good music from that era as from any other, and it was a lot of fun to revisit it through this character.”

ALEC IN THE EYE OF THE CRITICS

“Baldwin and Brand are hilarious together.” (Boxoffice Magazine)

“Baldwin and Brand almost steal the show as the fun Tweedledee and Tweedledum buffoons who run The Bourbon Room.” (Cinemablographer)

“Russell Brand was awesome hilarious and his and Alec Baldwin were great! Alec Baldwin is the fabulous actor he always is, they both truly made the movie funny and entertaining.” (Dan’s Movie Report)

“… Baldwin can spin comedic gold out of just about anything…” (Digital Spy)

“Alec Baldwin exercises his impressive comedy chops as the scruffy, over-the-hill club owner (…)” (Radio Times)

“Baldwin’s comedic chops are as sharp as always here, and his big scene with Cruise is one of the best in the film.” (IGN)

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

  • Grammy Awards – Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media – Nomination

—> More at IMDb

ARTICLES, INTERVIEWS & REVIEWS

Behind the Scenes Photos: 1 | 2

Time: Spoiler Alert: What’s Warm and Fuzzy Beneath All the Leather in Rock of Ages. June 18, 2012

Rolling Stone: Rock of Ages. June 14, 2012

The New York Times: A Smell of Wine, Cheap Perfume and Another Era. June 14, 2012

The Los Angeles Times: Review: ‘Rock of Ages’ loves rock ‘n’ roll. June 14, 2012

Variety: Rock of Ages. June 10, 2012

USA Today: Alec Baldwin’s latest role is one for the ‘Rock of Ages’. June 12, 2012

The Hollywood Reporter: Rock of Ages: Film Review. June 10, 2012

EW.com: ‘Rock of Ages': Alec Baldwin’s hair-raising transformation. June 8, 2012

Huffington Post: ‘Rock Of Ages’ Soundtrack: Adam Anders Gives Track-By-Track Breakdown Of New Album. June 6, 2012

Collider.com: Director Adam Shankman Talks Turning Tom Cruise into Stacee Jaxx, Choosing Songs, and Much More on the Set of ROCK OF AGES. May 30, 2012

Collider.com: 20 Things To Know About ROCK OF AGES From Our Set Visit; Plus Video Blog Recap and Pics from Set. May 30, 2012

Alec Baldwin News: Rock of Ages: Soundtrack Listing Revealed. April 29, 2012

Los Angeles Times: The Costumes: Perfecting the ’80s look on ‘Rock of Ages’. April 29, 2012

Alec Baldwin News: Rock of Ages: Songs Performed by Alec Baldwin. December 17, 2011

The Hollywood Reporter: First Look: Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand Keep Good Company in ‘Rock of Ages’. February 8, 2012

Los Angeles Times (The Envelope): Ministry Q&A: Riding in cars with Adam Shankman. October 19, 2011

HuffPost: Alec Baldwin In ‘Rock Of Ages': Dressed As Dennis Dupree With Russell Brand. May 31, 2011

Vulture: Alec Baldwin Won’t Star in Men in Black III, Will Take Singing Lessons. March 14, 2012

—> More reviews at Rottentomatoes & metacritic

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