New Line Cinema has released the new movie trailer for Rock of Ages,” the big budget rock musical starring Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Mary J. Blige, and Julianne Hough. The trailer features music by Twisted Sister, Night Ranger and Journey.
The film is based on the hit Broadway musical and features ’80s tunes from the bands featured in the trailer as well as Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Poison, Foreigner, REO Speedwagon, Joan Jett, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Styx and many more.
Rock of Ages uses the backdrop of the Sunet Strip “hair metal” scene of the 1980s to tell the story of Drew and Sherrie, two young lovers chasing their dreams in 1987 Los Angeles through a series of obstacles, including a concert venue that may be shut down due to rock-hating protestors led by chief villain Catherine Zeta-Jones. Tom Cruise stars as the iconic rocker Stacee Jaxx. The film also stars Diego Boneta, Malin Akerman, Paul Giamatti, and Bryan Cranston and was directed by Adam Shankman (Hairspray). Rock of Ages opens on June 1, 2012.