January 22nd, 2011
01:56 PM ET
Add Russell Brand to the list of actors attached to star in the big screen version of the '80s-themed stage musical "Rock of Ages."
Deadline.com reports that the Brit comic is being eyed for the role of Lonnie, who runs the club where Sherrie, a small-town girl with dreams of being an actress, falls in love with aspiring rocker Drew.
"30 Rock" star Alec Baldwin is wanted for the role of club owner Dennis, whose character duets with Lonnie on the REO Speedwagon tune "Can't Fight This Feeling."
Rumors have been swirling that both Taylor Swift and Tom Cruise have expressed interest in joining the "Rock of Ages" cast as well.
While there have been no updates on the Swift front, Deadline.com reports that Cruise is close to signing a deal to play bad-boy rocker Stacee Jaxx, whose big number is Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive."
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