Alec Baldwin confirmed for 'Rock of Ages' movie
March 7th, 2011
06:15 PM ET

Alec Baldwin confirmed for 'Rock of Ages' movie

It's official: Alec Baldwin is going from "30 Rock" to "Rock of Ages."

Director Adam Shankman has confirmed that Baldwin is the latest person on board for the big-screen adaptation of the popular Broadway musical.

"So, based on info I got today, I'm gonna confirm Alec Baldwin as Dennis in Rock Of Ages. Hollah," Shankman tweeted March 4.

The "Rock of Ages" character Dennis Dupree is the owner of the Bourbon Room, the Hollywood club where small-town girl Sherrie takes a job while pursuing her dreams of becoming an actress. In the Broadway version of the show, Dennis sings REO Speedwagon's "Can't Fight This Feeling" with club manager Lonnie.

Russell Brand is currently being eyed for the role of Lonnie, while Julianne Hough has signed on as Sherrie. Tom Cruise will play aging rocker Stacee Jaxx, and Mary J. Blige will portray strip-club owner Justice.

"Can't wait to start #rockofagesmovie," Shankman tweeted. "Julianne Hough, alec Baldwin, Mary j Blige, Tom cruise confirmed. I love my cast. More to come."

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  1. SallyCornwell

    Only Constantine Maroulis should play Drew. He even had a Tony nomination; because he was so great. No one could replace Con as Drew. Constantine is a star!

    April 23, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Alec Baldwin

    Well yes its true that sometimes when I cough a little tobacco juice squirts onto my panty liner.

    March 8, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Debbie

    I think Jack Black should be Lonnie and a real rocker like Sebastian Bach should be Stacee Jaxx. Not sure I wanna see this. Saw the show twice and can't see anyone else but Constantine Maroulis playing Drew

    March 8, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • yamilisa

      I can't agree with you more. Jack Black is definitely Lonny's twin, LOL, you must have seen the play. I love your idea of Sebastian or someone like that maybe even Bret Michaels to play Stacee Jaxx. What are they thinking casting Tom Cruise for this part can he even sing and dance. I'm sorry to any of his fans but when he lost his mind he lost his hot factor. I mean honestly he's no longer the Maverick we love in Top Gun. Stacee Jaxx is kinda of hot at the beginning especially when he does the Bon Jovi number, hey there's an idea why not Jon Bonjovi as Stacee?

      April 21, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Paul Bunyan

    Baldwin has a big log.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  5. Chris Rock

    Alec Baldwin? Now dats one white boy I wood lub to hab humpin my rump.

    March 8, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  6. Joy Stick

    Yummers...I bet he has a big ole schloooonngg!

    March 8, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  7. Chaz Bono

    Oh yum...he is such a man. I wonder if he like tran-boys? I would certainly like to find out!!

    March 8, 2011 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  8. Sean Penis

    I love Alec. He has one about as long and round as a fence post and always fills me up.

    March 8, 2011 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jam

    Skeet skeet! Really another rags to riches story

    March 8, 2011 at 4:48 am | Report abuse |
  10. mad hater

    Pearl necklace's all around

    March 8, 2011 at 3:11 am | Report abuse |
  11. Ratt Man

    Who is alec baldwin? and why is he going to put a pearl nacklace on jade? Ooooo i think i just got what u mean by pearl necklace...c *u *m ..ohhh u bad to say such things

    March 8, 2011 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
  12. Samantha

    Oh goody. Another venue for the Cruise missile to set up a Scientology tent and hand out pamphlets o' crazy....
    Hollywood needs to stop hiring this dipstick and fueling the xenu movement. He portrays a nutjob (very well but
    it's not really a stretch is it) in nearly every film he's cast. There are far better actors out there. He's not that big of a draw anymore.

    March 7, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mochamad

      Excepting that at least on the GOP side, the nomination went sntmehiog like that ol' sitcom episide where the goofy feller ran in the beauty contest – and won. (ah, the lessons from bad 80's sitcoms! :) )Anyhow – the lefty-GOP vote had one place to go – McCain. The more conservative GOP vote was split half a dozen different ways. Add to that the folks voting who just were thinking war hero + good ads = good guy, and he STILL was pulling pretty mediocre percentage ratings all things considered. The "anybody but McCain" block is significantly bigger than the "I like McCain" block – it's just divided as to who that 'anybody' should be. Should all those 'anybodys' manage to work sntmehiog reasonable out amongst themselves ahead of the convention, I could still see him getting shoved back into the bleachers. If not, well.. worst case we get our generational reminder of what socialism really does to an economy, delivered right when the bill for the last 40 years of irresponsibility starts to come due. Long term, could work out to be perfect timing for an education. If the "New Deal" came out of (not to mention contributed to) the first Depression, maybe the next will provide the opening to build anew on burned foundation left after the next one. enh. What will be, will be. :)

      March 15, 2012 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  13. BALD-ONE

    HE WILL WITH A PEARL NECKALACE ON U

    March 7, 2011 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laudimar

      Uhhhmmmm Joseph, If enough plepoe vote with "protest" votes then the person that they cast their "protest" vote in favor of CAN get elected.See that's the thign with a representative government. You HAVE to vote your conscience. you have to vote for the candidate who most closely represents you, or you have NO representation. If such a candidate does not exist then you ought to work to get someone out there who does, at least somewhat, represent you. McCain certainly does NOT even marginally represent me, nor do either of the extreme socialists playing for the blue team. The person workign for nomination who most closely represents me is Ron Paul. Even he doesn't truly represent me. Sadly, I doubt that someone who truly represented my ideals would make it. See, I don't like telling others how to live, what to do, what to think, etc... and I expect the same in return. Looking around, I seem to be in the minority on this planet. Though happily not on this blog.So, go ahead and tell yourself whatever lies you need to so you can vote for someone who does not represent you, someone who is helping to drive this country back into line with Europe. Just don't tell me that I have to vote for lucifer so that satan doesn't get into office.

      March 14, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jade

    I love all the Baldwins. I can't see Cruise in this role though. I hope he surprises me.

    March 7, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  15. D

    I can't stand Alec Baldwin...or any of the Baldwins...

    March 7, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |

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