Russell Brand Confirmed for ‘Rock of Ages’ By Film’s Director

By: Amanda Hasaka / April 13, 2011

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After much speculation, Rock of Ages director Adam Shankman confirmed via Twitter that Russell Brand will be taking on the role of Lonny in the broadway musical turned film to be released on June 1, 2012, saying:

I can officially announce Russell Brand as your Lonny in #rockofagesmovie ! I see a mullet in his future…maybe a Nikki Six?

Russell joins an all star cast including Alec Baldwin and Tom Cruise as well as new comer Diego Boneta and Dancing with the Stars alum Julianne Hough, in the film about a group of people trying to chase their musical dreams while working at a bar on the Sunset Strip during the 80s.

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