Amy Adams is reportedly being “heavily courted” to join Adam Shankman’s upcoming musical, Rock of Ages. Deadline reports that Adams is being offered the role of a journalist who plans to write a scathing expose of decadent rock star Stacee Jax (played by Tom Cruise) but ends up sleeping with him instead after they do a duet of Foreigner’s “I Want to Know What Love Is”. The role was initially offered to Anne Hathaway, but the scheduling conflicted with her time playing Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises.
Adams previously did some fantastic singing in Enchanted and she’s set to sing again in The Muppets. If Adams signs on to Rock of Ages, she’ll join not only Cruise, but also Mary J. Blige, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, and Julianne Hough. Deadline reports that we should know by early next week if Adams has taken the gig. Rock of Ages is currently set to open on June 1, 2012.