Deadline New York reports that Russell Brand has joined Alec Baldwin, Paul Giamatti, Diego Gonzalez Boneta (Pretty Little Liars/90210), Julianne Hough, Tom Cruise and Mary J. Blige in the film version of the Broadway hit, Rock Of Ages. Adam Shankman tweeted the news today that Brand will play Lonny, who runs The Bourbon, a club owned by Dennis (Baldwin). Their characters will belt out a duet of REO Speedwagon‘s “Can’t Find This Feeling.”
Amy Adams was rumored to play the journalist who sleeps with Cruise’s character, Stacee Jaxx, but is unavailable for the part due to scheduling conflicts; Adams will play Lois Lane in Superman: Man Of Steel.
Brand has been all over the silver screen lately, starring in Hop and the remake of Arthur alongside the great Helen Mirren.