Mary J. Blige in talks to star in ‘Ages’

Warners to adapt Broadway musical at New Line

Mary J. Blige is in talks to star in the Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the Broadway musical “Rock of Ages” at New Line.

“Hairspray” helmer Adam Shankman is directing and choreographing “Rock of Ages,” which is built around rock hits of the 1980s by Journey, Joan Jett, Bon Jovi and Pat Benatar. It focuses on a couple that meets at the Sunset Strip club Rock of Ages, falls in love and tries to stay together while living the rock life.

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

The musical premiered in Los Angeles in 2006 and came to Broadway three years later, receiving five Tony nominations.

Blige has recorded eight multi-platinum albums and received nine Grammys. She’s also racked up extensive TV credits and appeared in Tyler Perry’s “I Can Do Bad All By Myself.”

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Marketplace

    Leave a Reply

    No Comments

    Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

    Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

    WordPress.com Logo

    You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

    Google+ photo

    You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

    Connecting to %s

    More Film News from Variety

    Loading