Bryan Cranston to Play Mayor of L.A. in 'Rock of Ages'

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Cranston joins Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin and Catherine Zeta-Jones in Adam Shankman's rock musical.

Bryan Cranston is the latest addition to the cast of the rock musical Rock of Ages.

Director Adam Shankman announced on Twitter on Saturday that Cranston, repped by UTA and a triple Emmy winner for AMC¹s Breaking Bad, will play the mayor of Los Angeles in the movie about an '80s rock club.

"So honored! Bryan Cranston is joining the cast of #rockofagesmovie! LA has a mayor!," Shankman tweeted.

The New Line production, which begins filming this month, is set to star Diego Gonzalez Boneta, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Mary J. Blige, Paul Giamatti, Julianne Hough and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Shankman's Offspring Entertainment, Tobey Maguire's Maguire Entertainment and Corner Store Entertainment are producing, with Garrett Grant serving as executive producer.