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Report: Tom Cruise in Talks for 'Rock of Ages'; Gwyneth Paltrow Offered Role

Rock of Ages Musical
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Adam Shankman directing film adaptation of Broadway musical.

Tom Cruise is in talks to join Rock of Ages, the Adam Shankman-directed adaptation of the Broadway musical, Entertainment Weekly reported.

In addition, Gwyneth Paltrow said she has been offered a role in the film.

"It sounds cool," Paltrow told EW on the red carpet at the Country Strong premiere. "I just got the script and I will read it on the plane home tomorrow. But it sounds like it could be fun."

As for Cruise, producer Jenno Topping told EW, "It's real, although it is not cemented."

Ages, set in Los Angeles during the late 1908s, centers on an aspiring rocker  working as a busboy in a Hollywood club. He falls for a girl who encourages him to go after his dreams.