March 7th, 2011
06:15 PM ET
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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