Anne Hathaway to star alongside Tom Cruise in `Rock of Ages`?

Updated: Feb 15, 2011, 11:02 AM IST

Los Angeles: Anne Hathaway is believed to be director Adam Shankman`s first choice in the big screen adaptation of the 1980`s musical hit `Rock of Ages` opposite actor Tom Cruise.

If all goes well, the 28-year-old brunette beauty will portray the role of a journalist who tries to expose the wrong doings of rock star Stacee Jax, played by Cruise, but ends up falling in love with him, MTV online reported.

The `Princess Diaries` star would have to showcase her vocal chords as the role requires her to duet with Cruise`s character on the song `I Want To Know What Love Is`.

The rest of the cast includes actor Alec Baldwin, who will play the owner of rock club `The Bourbon`, while funnyman Russell Brand will essay the role of Lonny, the manager of the club.