Is Tom Cruise ready to lose that lovin' feeling again? Maybe, according to Deadline. The site reports that Cruise has been approached by New Line to have a supporting role in their big-screen adaptation of "Rock of Ages," which would include -- you guessed it -- lots of singing. How can we not love the idea when a young Cruise/Maverick once serenaded us with this?
"Rock of Ages" is Broadway's musical homage to '80s hair bands, and the character Cruise is being asked to play is a bartender who would get to join in with plenty of singing. Considering Cruise has expressed some interest in being in a musical in the past, and is an expert bartender thanks to another of his earlier films, "Cocktail," we don't see why he wouldn't say yes just to have a little fun with the project. And, adding to the list of movies that make him qualified for the gig, Cruise also proved he's still got some moves in 2008's "Tropic Thunder" (and at this year's MTV Movie Awards).
Nothing it set in stone yet, and Deadline suggests that Cruise has only been approached with the idea, but we decided to get a little carried away and figure out which of the songs from the musical's soundtrack we would most want to see Tom be a part of. But... well, there are so many to choose from! There's "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "The Final Countdown" and "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," "Wanted Dead Or Alive" and "Sister Christian" and even a closing number of "Don't Stop Believin'." We might actually be more excited about the fact that there is going to be a movie adaptation of this musical than we are that Cruise might be a part of it.
Would you be willing to see "Rock of Ages" on the big screen? Do you hope Cruise is a part of it?