Giamatti to manage Rock Of Ages
Paul Giamatti is due to sign up to play the band manager in Rock of Ages, it has been reported.
The Barney's Version actor and Golden Globe winner would star alongside Tom Cruise as rock star Stacee Jaxx, in Adam Shankman's adaptation of the Broadway musical for Warner Bros, Deadline.com reports.
And Amy Adams is apparently being "heavily courted" to play a journalist who plans to write an expose on the hard-partying rock star but ends up having a fling with him instead after they do a duet of Foreigner's I Want to Know What Love Is.
Anne Hathaway was reportedly offered the role first but filming clashed with her playing Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises.
Rock Of Ages is a love story set to 80s rock ballads including Bon Jovi and Journey and will also star Mary J. Blige, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand and Julianne Hough.
Filming is due to begin in May and the movie is set to be released in June 2012.