Cafe Conversations | Rocker Tom Cruise in “Rock of Ages”

Tom Cruise/Twitter

Rockin’ the song  “Wanted Dead or Alive.”  What you say?  Yes, Tommy is looking good as he belts out a tune.   Tom has not looked this good since Rain Man or Mission Impossible.  Actually…he is Smoking Hot!  Long hair, mighty fine-looking abs and skin-tight jeans. Who could ask for anything more?  Maybe..Just more of Mr. Cruise.  Oh, by the way.  He has a few Tats on that hunky bod!

          This picture was tweeted by Tommy himself to his fans. Hmm!  Seems as though he is well pleased with his portrayal. This from the upcoming flick  “Rock of Ages.”  The film adaptation based on the enormously popular Broadway Play of the same name.  Cruise will play the character Stacee Jaxx.  An aging musician who has seen better days.  According to sources, that being Adam Shankman, Tom as always gets into his role with great intensity.  Alec Baldwin, who is also in the film, states that Tom Cruise will blow you away.  OK!

            Rock of Ages is the telling of a Love Story amidst the music from some of our favorite rock bands.  Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi and many more.  The film will showcase many of those songs from the 70s and 80s.  Other cast members include Julianne Hough, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Ackerman and Mary J Blige.  Also rumored to appear are Anne Hathaway as a love interest for Tommy and Taylor Swift.  Already on board are Russell Brand and Alec Baldwin.  Photo below was tweeted by the director Adam Shankman.  Alec plays “Lonnie” who narrates the film.  While Russell plays “Dennis” the Club Owner.  Of course these 2 are destined to sing a duet at some point.   Appears that with this cast we should have a bit of humor and amazing music.

Alec Baldwin-Russell Brand/Twitter

Rock of Ages just began filming in May 2011 and is scheduled for release June of 2012.  The director is Adam Shankman who directed Hairspray in 2007.   Other films by Shankman include:  The  “Step Up” series,  “17 Again”  which I liked even when I could not think it to be so.  “Going the Distance”  and the forgettable “The Last Song”.  (Only because Miley Cyrus gave her best performance as a Kristen Stewart wannabe.  You know, surly and generally unlikable. It could have been so much better.  Sorry!)  Just read the book.

            With only a few reports on this production and being the movie nutt that I am, I was quite pleased the director is hip enough to share and promote the film via Twitter.  Ok! So maybe I shouldn’t be so tough on Twitter all the time.

            What do all of you think?  Good.   Not so Good.  Great.  Let me know.  What movie are you looking forward to seeing?