Mary J. Blige in Talks to Star in Rock of Ages


Variety reports that Mary J. Blige is in talks to star in Adam Shankman’s adaptation Rock of Ages at New Line/Warner Bros.

Shankman (Hairspray) will direct and choreograph the feature adaptation of the Broadway musical, which 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.

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