Director Adam Shankman has uploaded to his twitter account a first look at Tom Cruise playing rocker Stacee Jaxx in the movie version of the musical Rock of Ages.

The musical's score includes the hit songs of iconic rockers Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake, and many more. The musical's book is written by Chris D'Arenzio, who has also penned the screenplay with Michael Arndt and Alan Loeb.

The cast also features Alec Baldwin as Dennis, the owner of the Bourbon Room, the Sunset Boulevard nightclub at the center of the movie, Russell Brand as Lonnie, a guy who works with Dennis at the club, Bryan Cranston as the mayor of Los Angeles; Catherine Zeta-Jones as his prudish wife; Diego González Boneta as aspiring rockstar Drew; Malin Akerman as a journalist who intends to write an expose on Jaxx; Paul Giamatti as the manager of the rock band headed by Jaxx; Julianne Hough as Sherrie; and Grammy Award winner Mary J. Blige as Justice.

Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages
(Photo courtesy of Adam Shankman
via twitter.com)
Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages
(Photo courtesy of Adam Shankman
via twitter.com)