Russell Brand In, Amy Adams Out for Rock of Ages

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Russell Brand has joined the cast of Rock of Ages as Lonny, the guy who runs the '80s rock club The Bourbon.  Dennis (Alec Baldwin) owns the club and both Baldwin and Brand will sing a version of REO Speedwagon's Can't Fight This Feeling.

The film is based on the hit Broadway musical of the same name.  The musical pays homage to great '80s bands like Bon Jovi, Twisted Sisters, and Journey.

Brand worked with director Adam Shankman previously in Bedtime Stories.

Comedian Russell Brand

In other casting news, Shankman was trying to get Amy Adams to join the film as a journalist who sings with Stacee Jaxx (played by Tom Cruise).  She will not be able to join the musical though as she has just been cast as Lois Lane in Man of Steel.

Rock of Ages co-stars Diego Gonzalez Boneta, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Mary J. Blige, Julianne Hough, and Paul Giamatti.

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