Catherine Zeta-Jones to play 'Rock of Ages' villain
April 21st, 2011
07:15 PM ET

Catherine Zeta-Jones to play 'Rock of Ages' villain

She won an Oscar for "Chicago" and now Catherine Zeta-Jones is tuning up for another movie musical. The actress has just been cast as a villain in the upcoming film adaptation of Broadway's "Rock of Ages."

Zeta-Jones will play the Los Angeles mayor's wife, a conservative woman who wants to rid the world of rock and roll, Deadline reports. The character does not appear in the stage version of "Rock of Ages" and was created specifically for the movie.

"There are so many plotlines in the piece, we thought it would be fun to create a villain, and a cultural discussion point," director Adam Shankman told Deadline. "She's the moral majority person, kind of like if Tipper Gore and Anita Bryant had a love child in that era. To have a great actress who won an [Oscar] in this genre with 'Chicago' is wonderful."

Despite playing an uptight character, Zeta-Jones will rock such hits as Pat Benatar's "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" and Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It," in the '80s-era musical.

"Rock of Ages" tells the story of small-town girl Sherrie (Julianne Hough), who moves to Hollywood to be an actress. She takes a job at the Bourbon Room, owned by Dennis Dupree (Alec Baldwin), and catches the eye of Drew (Diego Gonzalez Boneta).

Drew gets Sherrie fired after she has an affair with Stacee Jaxx (Tom Cruise), and she takes a job as a stripper at a gentleman's club owned by Justice (Mary J. Blige). Sherrie eventually gives up exotic dancing to find true love.

"Rock of Ages" is set to begin filming in May.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. xdmxowpr

    harsMC khymlrlabnss

    May 2, 2011 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Patience

    You have shed a ray of sunshine into the forum. Thkans!

    May 2, 2011 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jd

    DUMB!! come up with an original idea for ONCE!!!

    April 27, 2011 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  4. Tyler

    The movie already has a villian, the German dude -.- if he's not it in, I'm gunna be annoyed

    April 25, 2011 at 6:01 am | Report abuse |
  5. Peace

    Hmmm...interesting.

    April 21, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |

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