Rock of Ages Musical Becomes Film

Adam Shankman (“Hairspray,” “The Pacifier”) will both direct and choreograph a film adaptation of Broadway musical “Rock of Ages” for New Line Cinema says Variety.

The story centers on two people who meet at the Sunset Strip club Rock of Ages, fall in love and try to stay together amid ’80s rock anthems.

Show creator Chris D’Arienzo has penned the adaptation while Carl Levin, Matt Weaver, Scott Prisand, Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Gibgot will produce.

Filming kicks off next summer for a release in 2011.