Catherine Zeta-Jones has joined the cast of musical movie Rock of Ages. It was reported earlier that she was suffering from Bipolar II disorder, which forced her to check into a treatment centre. Now, the Welsh actress has checked out of rehab to star in the movie. According to sources, Zeta Jones would play the villainous, ultra-conservative Mayor's wife in the film, which is an adaptation of the Broadway show.
Talking to the EW, director Adam Shankman has confirmed the casting of Catherine Zeta-Jones for Rock of Ages. The director says, "I think she's seeing this as a wonderful homecoming for her. It (movie musical) puts her in an incredible comfort zone. The truth of the matter is, I'm working with a lot of the same people that she worked with on Chicago, so she's going to be returning to a real family situation."
Adam Shankman has all praise for the Oscar winner actress and he can not wait to work with her. "There's a group of people that are there literally just to kind of be with her and support her. And, having rehearsed with her, she's so happy and at home in the rehearsal room, and when you put that quarter in her and turn her on to sing and dance, it's just magic," the EW quotes him as saying.
However, Catherine Zeta-Jones will work with Russell Brand, Tom Cruise, Mary J. Blige, Alec Baldwin and Julianne Hough in Rock of Ages. The movie will start shooting from May 2011 and is expected to release in theatres on June 1, 2012.