Tom Cruise and Adam Shankman started the shooting for this upcoming musical drama from last month (May). The first picture of Rock of Ages shows Cruise performing on a stage with jewellery and tattoos decorating his shirtless body. Along with the image, Shankman left a message, "Ladies and gents: first look at tom cruise as stacee jaxx! First day of shooting!"
Shankman says that he chose Tom Cruise because he has excellent vocal chops. His character has elements of Axl Rose, Keith Richards and Bret Michaels. During the interview, Shankman also admitted that he made a revision on the original Broadway musical. While in the original script Jaxx is more of a predatory snake, Cruise's character tends to be a lost boy.
Rock of Ages is all about a small town girl, who met a big city rocker. And in LA's most famous rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the 80s. Tom Cruise is working with Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, and Malin Akerman in the movie, which will release on June 1, 2012.
Actor Tom Cruise dons long hair in Adam Shankman's forthcoming movie Rock of Ages in which he portrays the role of rocker Stacee Jaxx. On his Twitter page, the director recently posted the first official photo of shirtless Cruise performing as a rocker with his long hair, jewellery and tattoos.