Catherine Zeta-Jones latest to join 'Rock of Ages'


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Rock of Ages‘ extensive cast just keeps on growing: Academy Award-winning actress has joined the adaptation of the Broadway hit, New Line confirms to EW. The star, who has proven her dancing and vocal chops in 2002’s Chicago, is set to play the mayor’s wife in the feature. The star-studded cast includes Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Mary J. Blige, and Paul Giamatti.

The announcement comes on the heels of Zeta-Jones’ revelation that she suffers from Bipolar II disorder.

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  • Evelyn

    They should have cast Julia Roberts. I’ve always wanted to see Tom Cruise do a movie with her. They are both incredible actors and it would be amazing to see them bounce off each other in a film.

  • Canadian

    It’s about time she got a part in a musical again. One of the most gorgeous women on earth, can sing and dance, good actress and wins an Oscar for a musical and it takes 10 years for her to be cast in one again???? And a juke-box musical rather something major? When will they make Sunset Boulevard with her?

    • gink

      She was on Broadway last year in A Little Night Music.

      • Canadian

        I mean a movie musical

    • jay

      she was supposed to be in NINE but complained the part was too small so the loveLIER nicole kidman took the role… thank god

  • damian

    the mayor’s wife? there was no such character in the broadway play as i recall… nor was there a reporter (like the role mentioned for anne hathaway/amy adams). this sounds like they are shifting the focus of the story around.

    • Sue

      There was a BRIEF role as a reporter that interviewed Stacee Jaxx – she’s played by one of the exotic dancers, and (of course) Stacee hits on her. But the Mayor’s Wife??? That wasn’t in the show I saw.

    • RCB

      I was actually thinking the same thing. I don’t recall a Mayor’s wife in the play, but they could do some flashbacks in the movie. I seem to recall some references to the wife were made when the Mayor was talking to his son.

  • graeme

    Yeah, I don’t know why it’s taken so long to get her in a movie musical again. She’s awesome.

  • Dumbledore Fluffernutter

    Wow! I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone call Julia Roberts an incredible actress before.Even Julia Roberts would probably disagree.

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  • Barbara A Verria

    I am so happy to hear that Catherine Zeta Jones will be in a movie musical again. She is one of the most underated woman celebs in Hollywood today. She is an extremely talented and beautiful actress, and can play a dramatic role as well as a musical one, kudos for the producers casting her.

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