Tom Cruise is in final negotiations to play Jaxx in Rock of Ages, New Line’s adaptation of the stage musical about the the rock band Bon Jovi.
Cruise has been circling the project since October. He will play Stacee Jaxx, the arrogant and charming star at the top of his career. Jaxx sings Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead of Alive” in the theater production. Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand are also circling big roles in the film but do not have deals yet.