‘Rock of Ages’ Casting Call: Five Things to Know About Diego Boneta (PHOTOS)

Amanda Hasaka / April 1, 2011

Broadway musical-turned major feature film Rock of Ages has had Hollywood buzzing for quite some time — and with A-Listers like Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin, plus rising stars like Julianne Hough, the cast has been coming together nicely.

There’s just one small snag, they still need a leading man! One of the lead roles, bartender/aspiring musician Drew Bowie, appears to be missing an actor. While New York Magazine reports that 20-year-old Diego Boneta has nabbed the role, director Adam Shankman tweeted this morning that he was still in the audition process. 

Does Diego have what it takes to nail the part? Celebuzz thinks so! Find out why — including his career as a pop star and which American Idol judge he’s worked with — by clicking through the gallery.

You can also check out his vocal chops and listen to one of his singles, “Milion Years,” below!

Are you excited for Rock of Ages? Do you think Diego has what it takes to lead the film? Let us know by tweeting us @CELEBUZZ or join the convo on Facebook!