The first trailer for the musical-to-movie adaptation Rock of Ages is out — at least, until Warner Bros. asks us to take it down — and it proves that if you load your movie with enough rock music, it will sound undeniably epic. That’s probably why I got all psyched for the “We’re Not Gonna Take It”/”We Built This City On Rock and Roll” mash-up. That, or because Catherine Zeta-Jones plays an evangelical lady dedicated to shutting down awesome music club The Bourbon Room.
Did you guys know that there were so many stars attached to this movie? Because I had no idea. Alec Baldwin is almost unrecognizable as club owner Dennis; Bryan Cranston plays the mayor who wants to tear down The Bourbon Room; Malin Akerman is one of the strippers who befriends Julianne Hough‘s character; and Russell Brand plays another rocker. And of course there’s Diego Boneta as fresh-faced star Drew, the heart of the story.
Sure, the trailer leads up to a shirtless and buff Tom Cruise as legendary rocker Stacee Jaxx, but there are a lot of talented stars who appear on-screen before him, who may be what tip us in favor of actually seeing Rock of Ages.