According to Deadline New Line has offered Tom Cruise a supporting role in their upcoming film Rock of the Ages, which will be an adaptation of the hit Broadway musical.
Cruise has not accepted the offer yet, but if he did take it, he would play a bartender and would sing a bunch of 80's hair band songs. The site also say's that Cruise has always wanted to do a musical. The big question is... can he sing? I don't think his Top Gun version of You've Lost That Lovin' feelin' counts as singing.
Here's a little information on the Musical:
Rock of Ages is a rock/jukebox musical, with a book by Chris D'Arienzo, built around classic rockhits from the 1980s, especially from the famous glam metal bands of the decade. The musical features songs from Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry, Poison and Asia, among other well-known rock bands. The show is noted for being more lighthearted and comedic than other shows on Broadway. During performance, the performers frequently break the "fourth wall", directly addressing the audience and seemingly forgetting (or perhaps reminding the audience) that they are actors in a play.
Two love-struck dreamers fall in love during the height of the hair-metal scene as they navigate the seedy world of drugs, mullets, and stripping while at a club on the Sunset Strip in this adaptation of the hit off-Broadway musical.
I think it would be pretty hilarious to see him take on a part like this, what do you think?