Brand To Add Swagger, Sleeveless Shirts, To ‘Rock Of Ages’

Thursday, January 20 by

Is it that time? That time to see if another comedian can not only act in a not-completely-slapstick role, but also SING? Well, it’s that time for Russell Brand, who is the newest purported cast addition to the already star studded New Line pic Rock of Ages. Adam Shankman‘s Broadway musical adaptation has been piling on the stars lately, from the recently cast Tom Cruise, to the rumored Alec Baldwin.

Brand’s said to be playing the role of Lonnie, who works at the 80s club The Bourbon and apparently belts out REO Speedwagon’s Can’t Fight This Feeling. Brand, no stranger to playing rock and roll types after the one two punch on Get Him To The Greek and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, should have no problem getting back into not only the swing of things, but also the impossibly tight leather pants. Pro Tip: Just remember to wrap your cucumber in tinfoil before you shove it down there, Rusty.  (Deadline)

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