Is Russell Brand joining 'Rock of Ages' movie?


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He played a rock god in two hilarious comedies -- Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek -- and Russell Brand has long been rumored to be part of Adam Shankman's plans for Rock of Ages, the star-studded rock musical starring Tom Cruise. At the Hollywood premiere of Hop, which opens April 1, Brand indicated that his involvement depended on scheduling, but that he was leaning towards joining Shankman's band. "I have to make sure I see me wife [Katy Perry]

enough, but if we can work out the schedule, then yeah, I want to do it,” Brand said, adding that such prospects looked good. “Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, rock music of the ’80s — you can’t go wrong. And I’ve already got the hair. I am way ahead of them on that account.”

(Reporting by Carrie Bell)

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  • Deke

    Russell Brand should be playng Stacee Jaxx, not Tom Cruise.

    • Stef

      Amen. I’m concerned that they’re going to make Stacee the main character rather than Drew/Sherry. Was kinda hoping to see Jack Black as Lonny.

      • Pierce

        Jack Black would be great for Lonny.

    • Jeremy

      That was my immediate thought. Tom Cruise would be better suited as Franz.

      • Kieran

        That would make for a very old Franz.

    • penny

      I agree that Brand should portray Jaxx . I could also see James Marsden or Jeremy Renner ( surprisingly talented singer & pianist ) playing the part as well .

    • Angela

      I totally agree. Tom Cruise is way to old for this movie!

  • Is it only me or…?

    They should remake the Cher movie ‘Mask’ and cast this guy as Rocky Dennis. The resemblance is uncanny. He would only need minimal makeup.

    • petra

      What is wrong with you? That’s not only a horrible thing to say but also ridiculous.

      • greg

        Shut up u dumb c*nt. Go get strangled in front of yr kids as uncle fingerblasts them.

    • daisy

      no it’s not just you! lol i’ve been saying that to all my friends. i dont’ get his appeal. he’s not very funny, his act is about his sex life, thats it. all he does is talk about being married to katy perry and how he’s clean. that’s great and all but i don’t think being married to a pop star and having a lame comedic act should be garnering him all this attention in films.

  • JJ

    If Russell is in than it helps some but still get rid of Cruise and Hough


    Speaking for myself, I find Russell Brand quite annoying — his lame joke during the MTV VMA event; his lame-butt performance in Get Him to the Greek.

    – –

    While seeing is believing, for the time being I am still thinking he’s not a good choice for the leading role in Arthur. Hoping it’ll turn out well for aunt Helen in April, though.

    • mark in nyc

      I agree. Well at least this article on him didn’t feelt he need the need to remind us he went to rehab for heroin or is married to Katy Perry…..oh wait.

  • Edith

    He is also in ARTHUR IN THE LEAD
    ROLE…DON’T forget with Helen
    Mirren playing the nanny!!! April

    • mark in nyc

      that movie is going to stink

  • Gini

    Russell is very talented, clever and handsome. I see everything he is in. Love him!

  • @Gini

    Polish off a bottle of granddad and drive into a reta*d school, u after birth with internet access

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