Julianne Hough ready to rock 'Rock of Ages'

Julianne-HoughImage Credit: Andrew Evans/PR PhotosJulianne Hough is in final negotiations to join Adam Shankman’s Rock of Ages, but the director tweeted that it’s a done deal: “Yes, it’s true. Julianne Hough was beyond brilliant in her audition, and will be rocking the role of Sherrie Christian in #rockofagesmovie.” Her spokesperson confirms a Variety report that she’s close to signing on to play Sherrie, the small-town Kansas girl who comes to Hollywood to make it big. Tom Cruise will play the callous rock star who she falls for. Though known as a champion ballroom dancer who starred in Dancing With the Stars, Hough is also an accomplished country singer, with two albums to her credit.

Hough, who left Dancing With the Stars after season 8, made her film debut in last year’s Burlesque and will star in the remake of Footloose in October. She will also receive the Rising Star of 2011 Award at CinemaCon (formerly ShoWest) on March 31.

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  • KC

    Wow. Who would’ve thought a beard for Ryan Seacrest would acheive this level of fame?

    • Joy McBride

      Julianne is not a beard you idiot! Ryan is not gay!!

  • MD

    why is hollywood ruining this fantastic show with such craptacular casting?!?

  • Sally

    Tom Cruise? Really? In Rock of Ages?

    This is starting to sounds like Rock of Ages is auditioning for a future Razzies award.

  • Chelsea

    Part of me is just happy it isn’t Taylor Swift, but still…Julianne Hough?! And just watch, it’ll be Zac Efron as Drew. UGH

  • kathy

    I don’t mind julianne but tom cruise as stacy jaxx is enough to keep me away. He should be playing lonny!

  • Kiki

    I enjoy Adam Shankman’s work, I think Julianne Hough is talented and Tom Cruise, he has his moments. But the ages difference between the actors playing the same roles on Broadway was 4 or 5 years. Here it’s TWENTY SIX. Julianne’s only five years older than his daughter. That is a little creepifying.

  • RCB

    Don’t mind Tom playing “rock god” Stacy. After Tropic Thunder, I think he’ll do well here.

  • Joy McBride

    Julianne has too much integraty to be a beard for anyone! Ryan is not gay! You people need to get over it! She is the most talented 22 yr old around, she will be great in this movie!

  • Michelle

    Accomplished country singer? That’s a joke, right? Two mediocre albums that no one bought do not a country singer make. Sorry.

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