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Alec Baldwin joins musical `Rock Of Ages`

Updated: Mar 08, 2011, 08:59 AM IST

Los Angeles: Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin has been roped in to join the star cast of new movie musical `Rock of Ages`, which includes Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough and Mary J Blige.

The `30 Rock` star is the latest big name to sign up for the Adam Shankman-directed film which is a big screen adaptation of the hit musical, said The Hollywood Reporter.

"Based on info I got today, I`m gonna confirm Alec Baldwin as Dennis in Rock Of Ages. Hollah (sic)," Shankman posted on Twitter.

In a separate tweet, Shankman added, "Can`t wait to start #rockofagesmovie. Julianne Hough, alec Baldwin, Mary j Blige, Tom cruise confirmed. I love my cast. More to come.(sic)"

Baldwin, 52, will play Dennis Dupree, an ex-rocker hanging onto his glory days while he runs the Rock of Ages nightclub.

Cruise, 48, has signed up to play ageing musician Stacee Jaxx and has been taking voice lessons for his role as well as studying the 80s rock songs which feature in the storyline so he gets everything right.

PTI