Director Adam Shankman has created a new role for his upcoming movie version of Rock of Ages for actress Catherine Zeta-Jones. She’ll play the wife of the mayor of Los Angeles, “a conservative character out to do away with rock and roll” [via Deadline]:
“There are so many plotlines in the piece, we thought it would be fun to create a villain, and a cultural discussion point,” Shankman told Deadline. “She’s the moral majority person, kind of like if Tipper Gore and Anita Bryant had a love child in that era. To have a great actress who won an actress in this genre with Chicago is wonderful.”
Rock of Ages is scheduled to hit theaters on June 1, 2012. The film also stars Tom Cruise, Russell Brand and Alec Baldwin.