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Russell Brand Joins Tom Cruise in 'Rock of Ages'

April 14, 2011 (5:39 am) GMT
After months of speculation, director Adam Shankman announces via Twitter that the actor husband of Katy Perry will indeed be added to the supporting cast of the Broadway adaptation.
Russell Brand Joins Tom Cruise in 'Rock of Ages'

has joined the cast of movie musical "" following months of speculation. The British funny man was trying to schedule the role of Lonny around his summer plans with wife and now it appears he's sorted out the logistics.

On Wednesday, April 13, director Adam Shankman tweeted, "I can officially announce Russell Brand as your Lonny in #rockofagesmovie ! I see a mullet in his future...maybe a Nikki Six?" Meanwhile, New Line Cinema told Entertainment Weekly that the actor has not officially closed the deal just yet, but he will very soon.

He'll join , , and among the supporting cast of the film. Little-known Mexican actor was announced as the star of the project on April 8.

In related news, Deadline reported that , who was eyed to play the journalist who interviews and is seduced by Tom's character Stacee Jaxx, can't join the film project. Accordingly, her role as Lois Lane in new Superman film, "", hinders her to do both movies.

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