Adam Shankman Helming Rock of Ages


Adam Shankman (Hairspray) is signing on to direct and choreograph the feature adaptation of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages for New Line Cinema, says Variety.

The film will begin production by next summer and be released by Warner Bros. in 2011.

The musical’s creator, Chris D’Arienzo, wrote the movie adaptation. Carl Levin, Matt Weaver, Scott Prisand, Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Gibgot will produce. Janet Billig and Hillary Weaver are executive producers.

The musical centers on two people who meet at the Sunset Strip club Rock of Ages, fall in love and try to stay together amid ’80s rock anthems.