Malin Akerman is set for the last major role in the Warner Bros. musical Rock of Ages for director Adam Shankman.
Malin Akerman will play a journalist in Rock of Ages for Warner Bros.
The actress will portray Constance, an aggressive music journalist who is hell-bent on writing an expose on rocker Stacee Jaxx (Tom Cruise), then ends up having an affair with him. The role attracted top-flight talent, although a few upcoming superhero projects provided some casting detours for this role.
Warner Bros. originally offered the role to Anne Hathaway, although she eventually stepped away once she signed on as Selina Kyle in The Dark Knight Rises. Amy Adams was offered the role next, although she too had to turn it down when she landed the Lois Lane role in Man of Steel. Now the role has finally been cemented with Malin Akerman. It is said that the role calls for a duet with Tom Cruise singing Foreigner's I Want To Know What Love Is.
Adam Shankman is directing Rock of Ages from a screenplay by Chris D'Arienzo, who adapted his own Broadway stage musical. Production will start next month in Florida.
Rock of Ages was released June 15th, 2012 and stars Diego Boneta, Dakota Sage Grant, Julianne Hough, Tom Cruise, Matt Sullivan, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Erica Frene. The film is directed by Adam Shankman.