ROCK OF AGES ( ROCK FOREVER )
Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures' Gothic Comedy directed by Adam Shankman starring Julianne Hough "Sherrie Christian", Diego Boneta "Drew Boley", Paul Giamatti "Paul Gill", Russell Brand "Lonny", Mary J. Blige "Justice", Malin Akerman "Constance Sack", Bryan Cranston "Mike Whitmore", Catherine Zeta-Jones "Patricia Whitmore", Alec Baldwin "Dennis Dupree" and Tom Cruise "Stacee Jaxx". Screenplay by Justin Theroux and Chris D’Arienzo and Allan Loeb. Produced by Matthew Weaver, Scott Prisand, Carl Levin, Tobey Maguire, Garrett Grant, Jennifer Gibgot. Based on the musical ‘Rock of Ages’ written by Chris D’Arienzo. Director of Photography: Bojan Bazelli, A.S.C. . Music Supervisor: Matt Sullivan. Original Score by Adam Anders and Peer Astrom. Executive Music Producer: Adam Anders. Costume Designer: Rita Ryack. RELEASE DATES: 11 JULY 2012 (FRANCE) / 15 JUNE 2012 (USA)
ABOUT THE CAST: MALIN AKERMAN (Constance Sack) was named one of Variety’s “10 Actors to Watch” in 2007, and the Swedish-Canadian actress has since become known for her sharp comedic timing and cover-girl good looks, while also wowing audiences with her touching dramatic performances. She recently wrapped production on Simon West’s actioner “Stolen,” starring alongside Nicolas Cage and Danny Huston. At the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, Akerman shared the screen with Ryan Philippe and Taylor Kitsch in Steven Silver’s film “The Bang Bang Club.” The drama premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and is based on the true-life experiences of four combat photographers capturing the final days of South African apartheid. This past February, Akerman joined Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston in the Judd Apatow-produced comedy “Wanderlust.” The previous year, Akerman was seen in theaters nationwide in the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award Winner “Happythankyoumoreplease.” She joined Kate Mara, Zoe Kazan, and Josh Radnor in Radnor’s directorial debut. Also in March of that year, she appeared in Sebastian Gutierrez’s fun and sexy “Elektra Luxx,” which premiered at the 2010 SXSW Festival. In September 2010, Akerman starred in the charming indie rom-com “The Romantics,” directed by Galt Niederhoffer. “The Romantics” also premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and co-starred Katie Holmes, Anna Paquin, Josh Duhamel, Adam Brody and Elijah Wood. In October 2009, Akerman was seen in the Peter Billingsley-directed hit comedy “Couples Retreat,” opposite Vince Vaughn, Kristen Bell, Jason Bateman and Jon Favreau. In March of that same year, she co-starred as Laurie/Silk Spectre in Zack Snyder’s blockbuster “Watchmen,” which opened at number one with more than $50 million in box office sales. She was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for this role. A year prior, Akerman starred in the hit romantic comedy “27 Dresses,” with Katherine Heigl, James Marsden and Edward Burns, under the direction of Anne Fletcher. Akerman then reunited with Fletcher to join Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds in the romantic comedy “The Proposal,” which also topped the box office after its debut and has grossed more than $100 million to date. In 2007, Akerman could be seen alongside Ben Stiller in the comedy “The Heartbreak Kid,” directed by the Farrelly brothers. She is often remembered for her delightful portrayal of wacky nut job Lila. Akerman’s other credits include “Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle” and “The Brothers Solomon.” Despite her wide-ranging experience with feature films, Akerman is also no stranger to the small screen. Her breakthrough came in 2005 on the HBO series “The Comeback,” starring Lisa Kudrow as a washed up sitcom actress. Akerman gained the attention of both critics and audiences for her role as Juna Millken, a popular model/musician who befriends Kudrow’s character as she tries to resuscitate her career. Akerman also had a memorable recurring role on the third season of HBO’s hit series “Entourage.” She was recently seen in a special episode of “How I Met Your Mother,” and graces TV screens while co-starring in the third season of Adult Swim’s “Children’s Hospital”—a hilarious medical-drama parody. Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Akerman moved to Toronto, Canada at the age of two. By age five, she had already begun to model and act in television commercials, and at 17, she won the “Ford Supermodel of Canada” search. After attending college as a psychology major, Akerman relocated to California to focus on acting. It was here where Akerman met her drummer husband, Roberto, while performing as the lead singer of the alternative rock band The Petalstones. The two currently reside in Los Angeles.
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"What About Drew?"
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"Five Minutes And Go"
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"I Wanna Rock"
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"Do You Dance?"
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"We Built This City"
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“Nothin’ But A Good Time” Shankman’s “Rock of Ages” is based on the Broadway smash, which earned five Tony Award nominations and is still entertaining audiences on the Great White Way as well as in touring productions around the world. The show’s book was written by Chris D’Arienzo, who is also a writer and executive producer on the film. The story, about pursuing your heart’s desire, is backed by incredible songs and set on the iconic Sunset Strip, a place emblematic of the time, a place where fantasies could become reality, and did. Where a band from nowhere could perform at the Whiskey or The Roxy and wind up with a record deal. Writer Justin Theroux enjoyed working on the screenplay for the jukebox musical, an opportunity he describes as “a totally different experience. In a weird way, you write backwards from the point of view of the song. The song is always the emotional center for the characters in any given scene, so it’s fun to try to get them to that specific destination. The song does a lot of the emotional heavy lifting for you, but you have to build ramps up and down, to and from, that centerpiece.” Though most of the songs in the film are taken from the musical, Theroux was happy to add one that was a favorite of his growing up. “I thought ‘Jukebox Hero’ would be a great way to add more backstory to the character of Drew,” he explains. “It has such great narrative in the opening lines and really paints the picture of a teenage kid who wants to be a rock star.” Writer Allan Loeb also took pleasure in fiddling around with the script’s musical moments. “At times there are two songs playing off each other, going back and forth between the different storylines, with a lot of intercutting, to enable the song to serve more than one set of characters,” he details. “So the challenge was to shuffle the story and the verses, while also allowing for the choreography, until everyone explodes into a mash-up of the songs’ choruses. That’s how they did it on stage and how we handled it in the screenplay, and it was great fun to write.” Says Shankman, “What’s often the most difficult and compelling thing about a musical like ‘Rock of Ages’ is that half of a song is played as performance and the other half as dialogue or inner monologue. I think the writers did a great job of turning a terrific stage show into a real cinematic experience. I’d like to see the movie-going audiences jumping out of their seats just like the theater audience did, and I think this story and these characters and this rockin’ music, performed by our unexpected and unbelievably talented cast, just might get them on their feet.” ROCK FOREVER est adapté du succès de Broadway qui a été cité à cinq reprises au Tony et a continué à se jouer sur le Great White Way et dans le monde. Le livret du spectacle est signé Chris D’Arienzo, qui participe également à l’écriture du scénario et compte parmi les producteurs exécutifs du film. L’histoire – poursuivre son rêve – est ponctuée de chansons mémorables et se déroule sur le mythique Sunset Strip, lieu emblématique de cette période où les rêves les plus fous étaient possibles et se réalisaient, et où un groupe totalement inconnu pouvait jouer au Whisky a Go Go ou au Roxy et se retrouver à signer un contrat de disque. L’auteur Justin Theroux s’est beaucoup plu à collaborer au scénario de cette comédie musicale medley, une opportunité qu’il décrit comme «une expérience totalement nouvelle. C’est étrange, car on se retrouve à écrire à partir de chansons qui existent déjà. La chanson se retrouve toujours au coeur des sentiments des personnages d’une scène donnée, alors c’est amusant de les amener jusqu’à ce moment précis. La chanson suscite énormément d’émotions mais il faut savoir y ménager des temps forts et moins forts, créer des interactions entre l’histoire, les acteurs, et ce noyau». Même si la plupart des chansons du film sont empruntées à la comédie musicale, Theroux est heureux de pouvoir en ajouter une qu’il adorait adolescent. «Je trouvais que ‘Jukebox Hero’ donnait plus d’épaisseur au personnage de Drew», commente-t-il. «Les paroles du début sont très écrites et tellement évocatrices de l’adolescent qui rêve de devenir une rock star». Allan Loeb, le troisième auteur de l’équipe, apprécie lui aussi de pouvoir jouer avec les intermèdes musicaux du script. «Par moments, il y a deux chansons qui se répondent, si fondues l’une dans l’autre que la chanson peut renvoyer à plus d’un groupe de personnages», explique-t-il. «Le défi était alors de mêler l’histoire et les paroles, tout en laissant sa place à la chorégraphie, jusqu’à ce que tout se fonde en une explosion de refrains. Ça se déroulait ainsi sur scène et c’est ce que nous avons tenu à conserver dans le scénario, et ça a été vraiment très drôle à écrire». Shankman raconte que, «Ce qui est souvent le plus difficile et le plus attrayant dans un spectacle comme «Rock of Ages» est qu’une chanson est pour moitié chantée et pour moitié dite ou pensée. Je trouve que les auteurs ont parfaitement su transformer ce spectacle époustouflant en une réelle expérience cinématographique. J’aimerais voir les spectateurs du film se mettre debout comme le public l’a fait pendant le spectacle, et je crois bien que ça peut être le cas avec cette histoire, ses personnages et sa musique rock interprétée avec un brio inattendu». (C) 2012 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.
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ROCK OF AGES Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema's Rock Musical directed by Adam Shankman starring Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Paul Giamatti.
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MALIN AKERMAN as Constance Sack in New Line Cinema's rock musical "ROCK OF AGES," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
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"Hit Me With Your Best Shot"