ROCK OF AGES
Due out: June 14
Stars: Tom Cruise, Malin Akerman, Russell Brand, Catherine Zeta- Jones
They say: Drew and Sherrie are two young people chasing their dreams in 1987 Los Angeles. When they meet, it’s love at first sight.
We say: But will it be love at first song for viewers? The producers of a musical crammed to the hilt with ’ 80s radio hits will be listening hard for the answer.
Close up: As a hit stage show, this one has all the makings of another Mamma Mia!- style smash. Soundtrack is predominantly ‘‘ poodle- rock’’, with cuts from Bon Jovi, Guns N’ Roses, Poison and Twisted Sister.
Wide shot: The stunt casting of Tom Cruise as eccentric rock guru Stacee Jaxx will send viewer curiosity levels through the roof. Director Adam Shankman describes the as- yet- unheard singing voice of Cruise as ‘‘ a brilliant mash- up of Axl Rose, Keith Richards and Jim Morrison’’.