Deadline reports that Paul Giamatti, who stars in the critically-acclaimed Win Win (that features a song by The National and Sharon Van Etten) will manage Tom Cruise’s rock band in the film, Rock of Ages.
Cruise plays Stacee Jaxx, frontman for the Giamatti-managed band.
Adam Shankman is directing the movie, which an adaptation of the Broadway musical.
Giamatti will also star in the HBO film Too Big To Fail and just wrapped The Ides of March, which was directed by George Clooney.
Other Rock of Ages cast members include Mary J. Blige, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand and Julianne Hough. Deadline also says, “Shankman is courting Amy Adams for a key role.”