Singer-actress Mary J. Blige is in talks to star in the film adaptation of 2006 musical “Rock of Ages” for New Line reports Vulture.
The story follows a young rocker hungry for his big break and a small town girl chasing her dreams, both of whom land on the LA rock scene just as a legendary Hollywood venue is facing its demise.
Blige will play Justice Charlier, the owner of the exotic dance venue ‘Venus Club’ on the Sunset Strip. Blige is not yet signed but said to be “all in” to play the role.
Tom Cruise is still in talks for a role in the film, though no longer as Bourbon Room owner Dennis Dupree but rather as the villainous rock singer Stacee Jaxx.
Original stage writer Chris D’Arienze is adapting the script and “Hairspray” director Adam Shankman is helming.