New Line/Warner Bros. set the release dates for two of its summer 2012 films today.
The studio will release Rock of Ages on June 1, 2012. Directed by Adam Shankman, the big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical will star Tom Cruise, Mary J. Blige, Julianne Hough and Alec Baldwin. The other film currently scheduled for that date is the Untitled Judd Apatow Comedy.
The studio has also set director Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Killer for a release on June 15, 2012. The fantasy action adventure stars Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor, Bill Nighy, John Kassir and Ian McShane. Also scheduled for that date is the Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg comedy I Hate You, Dad.
In related news, New Line announced the following open casting call today for the role of Drew Boley in Rock of Ages:
Adam Shankman’s film adaptation of the popular musical “Rock of Ages” is hosting an open audition for the leading role of Drew Boley. Drew is in his early 20s and is the nicest aspiring rocker you’ll find in the Bourbon Room, or anywhere else for that matter. He’s a talented singer/guitarist who’s already working with a band, when he is immediately smitten by the lovely Sherrie. They quickly fall in love to the greatest songs of the 1980s.
“Rock of Ages” is an arena-rock love story told through the heart-pounding hits of Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, Reo Speed Wagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake and many more. The film is scheduled to commence principal photography in May 2011.
Specifically we are looking for a male actor between 18 and 25 with a real rock ‘n’roll singing voice. The open casting call is taking place in Los Angeles on Saturday March 26th at Central Casting (220 South Flower St. Burbank, CA 91502). Please call (818)725-7425 for all the details on how to attend. Or, if you can’t make it to the open call but still want to submit yourself for our casting directors, go to: RockofAgesmoviecasting.com. You will find instructions on how to download the music to audition, as well as instructions on how to upload your video to our casting website.
The film is being produced by New Line Cinema and Warner Bros Pictures is handling distribution. Adam Shankman is directing “Rock of Ages.” Matt Weaver, Scott Prisand, Carl Levin, Tobey Maguire and Jen Gibgot are the producers, with Janet Billig, Hillary Weaver and Shankman serving as executive producers.