Are you excited for Rock of Ages and/or Jack the Giant Killer? If your answer regarding either film is “yes,” then this is the story for you.
According to ComingSoon, the two film’s respective studios have announced the release dates, which are (get ready) June 1, 2012 for Rock of Ages and June 15, 2012 for Jack the Giant Killer. Ages, directed by Adam Shankman, is based off of the popular Broadway play of the same name and stars Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Mary J. Blige and Julianne Hough, with Russell Brand rumored to take a part. Killer, meanwhile, is directed by Bryan Singer and stars Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci and Bill Nighy. It’s a remake of the 1962 film of the same name, and is written by Mark Bomback, Darren Lemke and Oscar winner Christopher McQuarrie.
When it comes to Rock of Ages, a new, big casting rumor has just popped up. Deadline has heard that Amy Adams is being considered for the part of a journalist who falls in love with Cruise‘s character, Stacee Jaxx. This is the same role that Anne Hathaway was rumored for months ago, before she took on the role of Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises. She’s said to have been given the latest draft of the script by Shankman; the film would apparently have, among all other things, her doing a duet with Cruise on “I Want to Know What Love Is” by Foreigner.
I like Adams quite a bit, and think that she could make a good fit here. Her work in something recent like The Fighter shows that she can play real and gritty rather convincingly, while something like Enchanted shows that she’s willing to both sing and so something a little lighter. Obviously the qualities of the latter would need to be employed here, and seeing her do that could work out well.
What do you think of these release dates, and are you excited for either? Do you think Adams would make a good fit for Rock of Ages?
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