Rock of Ages

June 15th 2012
  • Comedy/Musical,
  • PG-13,
  • 123 min,
  • New Line Cinema
  • Cast: Tom Cruise, Malin Akerman, Bryan Cranston, Paul Giamatti, Russell Brand, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin, Julianne Hough, Will Forte, Diego Boneta, Kevin Nash, Mary J. Blige, Constantine Maroulis, Jessica Guadix, Veronica Berry, Antonio Padin, Maxwell Terlecki, Erica Frene
  • Director: Chris D'Arienzo
  • Writers: Michael Arndt, Chris D'Arienzo, Allan Loeb, Jordan Roberts, Justin Theroux
  • Producers: Jennifer Gibgot, Garrett Grant, Tobey Maguire, Scott Prisand, Adam Shankman, Matt Weaver
  • Co Producers: Jeff Davis, Barry Habib
  • Associate Producer: Jimmy Badstibner
  • Executive Producers: Samuel J. Brown, Michael Disco
  • Castings: Juel Bestrop, Seth Yanklewitz
  • Costume Design: Rita Ryack
  • D.O.P.: Bojan Bazelli
  • Editor: Emma E. Hickox
  • Makeup: Whitney James
  • Production Design: Jon Hutman
  • Set Decoration: K.C. Fox


This tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock 'n' roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake, and more.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Fort Lauderdale, USA
  • Production Budget: $70 million
  • Production Companies: Offspring Entertainment, Corner Store Entertainment, Maguire Entertainment, New Line Cinema
  • Production Schedule: 23 May 2011 - 13 August 2011

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2012 Guide Analysis: "Chris D'Arienzo's 2006 rock musical is a tribute to 80's glam metal and rock ballads, not the most acclaimed songs of the time but certainly amongst the most popular and memorable even if it is in often embarrassing ways. A time of big hair, theatrical make-up, skin tight leather pants, and bands like Bon Jovi, Twisted Sister, Jefferson Starship, Styx, Journey and Poison.

More upbeat, comedic and self-aware than other shows at the time of its original production, it became something of an international stage hit. Warners & New Line snapped up the film rights and planned to produce it in 2010 for a mid-2011 release, however various factors delayed shooting until last Summer with Miami ultimately standing in for the various Los Angeles locales.

Shankman has assembled a hell of a cast for this ensemble piece, though Cruise's casting as fictional rock god Stacee Jaxx has certainly raised a few eyebrows. At a costly $80 million it ain't cheap, but the studio obviously has high hopes for this, and certainly the first trailer last month showed that it looks like a lot of silly fun. Certainly it works as an excellent bit of counter programming to the expensive fantasy tentpoles that are crowding June."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 1 June 2012: Hong Kong
  • 13 June 2012: France
  • 14 June 2012: Australia, Germany, Greece, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore
  • 15 June 2012: Ireland, UK
  • 20 June 2012: Belgium
  • 21 June 2012: Denmark, Netherlands
  • 22 June 2012: Italy, Norway
  • 27 June 2012: Sweden
  • 29 June 2012: Finland
  • 16 August 2012: Argentina
  • 17 August 2012: Brazil