Russell Brand In Talks To Join Rock Of Ages
Posted on Tue Apr 5, 2011 12:24 PM PDT

LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Russell Brand is close to landing a role opposite Tom Cruise and Julianne Hough in Adam Shankman's Rock of Ages.

The English comedian is in final negotiations, according to TheWrap.

Brand has already played a rocker in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek.

In Rock of Ages, Tom Cruise plays rocker Stacee and will hit the stage singing Bon Jovi's "Dead or Alive." Mary J. Blige and Alec Baldwin are also attached to the project.

The movie hits theaters on June 1, 2012.