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Tom Cruise near ‘Rock of Ages’ deal

Film adapts Tony-nominated Broadway show

Tom Cruise is in final negotations to star in the Warner Bros.-New Line 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.

Cruise is expected to play the Stacee Jaxx part in the film. He was last seen in “Knight and Day” and will reprise his Ethan Hunt character in the fourth “Mission: Impossible,” due out in December.

He’s repped by CAA.

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