First off, we are into Catherine Zeta-Jones as a hellbent Tipper Gore-type who wants to shut down an evil rock club, in the trailer for next summer's adaptation of the Broadway hit Rock of Ages.
Because, and we have never seen the stage show, there is a possibility of her loosening her moralistic ways at the end of the movie and turning into a trashy mama writhing on the top of David Coverdale's ride à la Tawny Kitaen. Please do not spoil this fantasy for me. It's been in my mind ever since I saw Entrapment in tenth grade.
Today the trailer for Rock of Ages dropped, featuring angry bird Alec Baldwin, Katy Perry's husband Russell Brand playing himself in the '80s, we guess, hot new blond starlet type thing Julianne Hough, Paul Giamatti using his real hair, and, of course, Tom Cruise as rocker Stacee Jaxx.
By all the accounts we have heard and seen around the Interwebs, other than an innate fear of Starship and Twisted Sister mash-ups (we agree), ROA should be trashy "fun," especially with this cast they have aboard. It gives us hope for the film in general that they didn't use the "vinyl record rip" sound effect at least once in the trailer, because they sure as heck could have. And you know they wanted to.
Now if only we can get that Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt into production...
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