Back in February, it was confirmed that Tom Cruise would be playing fictional rock star Stacee Jaxx in a filmed adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Rock Of Ages. And this past weekend, Cruise gave his fans a first look of him rocking out as Jaxx. And… oh boy. Could it be any more obvious that he’s trying to pull off a young Axl Rose and Sebastian Bach?
I guess it’s no fluke that that’s the look he’s trying to go for since Cruise is reportedly working with the Guns N’ Roses singer’s vocal coach. So now we’ve seen what Cruise will look like as an 80’s hair metal frontman, and now we’ll have to wait to hear what wonders his vocal coach will be able to pull off. Cruise’s singing abilities will either surprise us all or haunt us for the rest of our lives. Can you guess which one we’re betting on?
You can click on the image to see an expanded version of Cruise as Jaxx… if you dare.
Update: We almost forgot that a picture of Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand on the set of Rock Of Ages also hit the web a few weeks ago. You can check out our first look of the two in character over at Broadway.com.