February 19, 2011 06:04:41 GMT
Matt Weaver who co-created the stage musical praised the actor, who will play Stacee Jaxx in the movie, as having 'awesome voice'.
Tom Cruise has signed up to hit the high notes in the movie adaptation of stage musical "Rock of Ages". The "Mission: Impossible" star will play Stacee Jaxx in the film, and belt out Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive".
Matt Weaver, who co-created "Rock of Ages", is thrilled with the casting: "He's got an awesome voice! He's got an awesome attitude. He's embracing it, he's getting into character, he's doing his research. He's ready to go back to 1986!"
Julianne Hough, Alec Baldwin, Anne Hathaway and Russell Brand are also reportedly in talks to join the cast. Hough was among the stars who attended the opening night of the hit musical's run in Los Angeles on Tuesday, February 15. Zac Efron, Malin Akerman, Shannon Elizabeth, Carmen Electra and Mena Suvari were among the audience.