WATCH: Russell Brand and Catherine Zeta Jones In ‘Rock Of Ages’ Trailer

Tom Cruise as Stacee Jaxx in 'Rock of Ages'

Well now here’s a trailer that creates more questions than it answers. For example: Russell Brand, is he always going to play a rock star (or a millionaire who acts like a rock star) in films? Is Stacee Jaxx (Tom Cruise’s character) named after the Blur song “Tracey Jacks”? And also, isn’t Tom a little long in the tooth to be playing a leonine rock star at the peak of his fame (even though he’s clearly very good at it)?

It’s ‘Rock Of Ages’ the broadway musical which ramraided the back catalogue of a bunch of FM radio rock bands and stitched the songs into a narrative about censorship and the ’80s. And now it’s a film (and yes, it’s probably going to be a bit daft).

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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