Will Forte has joined Adam Shankman’s adaptation of the stage musical Rock of Ages. The film tells the story of a small town girl (Julianne Hough) who falls in love with a larger-than-life rocker (Tom Cruise) set against the backdrop of the 1980’s music scene, featuring songs from the likes of Journey, Foreigner, Styx, and REO Speedwagon.
THR reports that Forte will play the head anchor of a network news show in a role that was created specifically for the film adaptation. No word on whether or not the role calls for copious amounts of throat ripping. The cast now includes Cruise, Hough, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Alec Baldwin, Malin Akerman, Bryan Cranston, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mary J. Blige and Diego Gonzalez Boneta. Rock of Ages opens June 1st, 2012.