Paul Giamatti has closed his deal to star in Adam Shankman’s “Rock of Ages” for New Line’s screen version of the Broadway musical.
Giamatti joins previously-announced cast including Tom Cruise and Julianne Hough.
Shankman has a couple more roles to cast, but so far negotiations with thesps are in early stages.
Playing a music manager, Shankman describes Giamatti’s character as a “symbol of the corporatiation” of the industry.
“I want this musical to this incredibly dynamic feel,” Shankman told Variety, adding the production has two roles yet to be cast.