Just because 'Burlesque' didn't do too well at the weekend box office doesn't mean other studios are running scared from the movie musical. It's been over a year now since 'Hairspray' director Adam Shankman signed on to direct and choreograph the film version of the popular Broadway show, 'Rock of Ages,' but since then all we've got are a few stories claiming a particular actor is in talks to star in the film. First there was Seth Rogen, then Taylor Swift followed by Tom Cruise and now, according to Variety, we have our latest potential 'Rock of Ages' cast member, Mary J. Blige.

For those of you who've yet to see the musical, it takes place in Hollywood in the 1980s and follows Sherri, a small-town girl who moves to the city in hopes of becoming an acting star. She goes to work at The Bourbon Room where she strikes up a relationship with Drew, the busboy. Meanwhile, a pair of German city developers are initiating a plan to create a cleaner lifestyle in the area and that means sex, drugs and rock-n-roll are out and so is The Bourbon Room.

Sound familiar? If you did catch 'Burlesque' over the holiday weekend, it should. Both stories focus on a small town girl trying to become a star while the workplace they wind up at is on its way to closure. Of course, this isn't just the case with 'Rock of Ages' and 'Burlesque' as these concepts have been used and abused one too many times over the years and that could be this adaptation's major downfall; the story is relatively weak.
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Rock of Ages
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