Earlier today, we reported that Tom Cruise was in final talks to star in Adam Shankman’s adaptation of the hit musical Rock of Ages. Other actors reportedly circling the film include Mary J. Blige, Gwyneth Paltrow, Russell Brand, and Alec Baldwin. You can now add Anne Hathaway to their ranks as Deadline reports that the Oscar host is in talks to costar. According to Deadline, Hathaway is up for the role “the uptight journalist who intends to eviscerate Cruise’s decadent rock star Stacee Jax with an expose. Instead, she falls for the charms of the rocker, and after they duet to the Foreigner song ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’, they engage in a wild, passionate bedroom romp.” Hathaway showed she had singing chops when she sang with Hugh Jackman on stage at the 2009 Oscars. She’s also planning to play Judy Garland in a biopic about the singer/actress.
Deadline reports that the question of whether Hathaway signs or not is if the Rock of Ages schedule will work with The Dark Knight Rises (Hathaway is playing Selina Kyle/Catwoman). Hit the jump for her other potential projects.
Hathaway is one of the top actresses in Hollywood right now and she’s got a busy dance card. She’s mentioned in connection with:
The real question is how far in development any of the deals actually are. It’s possible that her name is just on a wish-list, which is a far cry from actually being in negotiations to star in a movie. Obviously, Rock of Ages is a serious offer, but it remains to be seen if she’s down to duet with Tom Cruise.