October 22, 2016
        Hollywood Contenders: New Oscar Predictions for October                Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Naomie Harris, Lily Collins get Honors at 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards                "Manchester by the Sea" leads the Gotham Award nominations                Tom Ford, Marc Platt and Kenneth Lonergan to be Honored at 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards                Tom Cruise is in his action hero comfort zone with "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back"                "Moonlight" could be A24's big Oscar horse this year                Ewan McGregor steps behind the camera with "American Pastoral"                Hollywood Contenders: A second crack at Golden Globe predictions for 2016                "The Accountant" seeks to help give Ben Affleck another blockbuster                85 countries will be competing for Best Foreign Language Feature nominations at the Oscars                Tom Hanks to receive Hollywood Actor Award for "Sully" @ Hollywood Film Awards                "Certain Women" showcases Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, and Michelle Williams                Ben Affleck is perhaps Hollywood's biggest and most diverse superstar                "The Birth of a Nation" looks to survive controversy and contend for awards                "The Girl on the Train" hopes to transport Emily Blunt to the Oscar race        

Russell Brand wants to “Rock” with Tom Cruise

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: We mentioned this last week, that Russell Brand’s name was attached to a few stories being written about Adam Shankman’s planned adaptation of the Broadway musical “Rock of Ages.” And while the comedian’s tag has popped up as part of the ensemble, Brand had not commented on the possibility of him joining the crew.

Until now.

While walking the red carpet for the animated Hop,” which opens April 1, Brand told EW.com that he’d actually like to join “Ages,” so long as it gives him a little free time at home with his wife, Katy Perry.

“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.

The actor certainly is busy, having to promote both “Hop” and “Arthur” back-to-back. But if he can catch a break before “Ages” starts filming, anything is possible. No word on what role Brand would occupy, though he went on the elaborate that he loves the cast … and he looks the part.

“Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, rock music of the ’80s — you can’t go wrong,” Brand said. “And I’ve already got the hair. I am way ahead of them on that account.”

Shankman, who helmed “Hairspray,” will have “Rock of Ages” in theaters on June 1, 2012.

Follow Hollywood News on Twitter for up-to-date news information.

Hollywood News, Hollywood Awards, Awards, Movies, News, Award News, Breaking News, Entertainment News, Movie News, Music News

Photo courtesy of PRPhotos.com.

About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

Follow us

Breaking Hollywood News   


Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.