Film & TV

Rock of Ages Trailer: Tom Cruise Performing at Revolution

The trailer for Rock of Ages -- the big-budget musical starring

Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Brand, Mary J.

Blige, Julianne Hough, and a ton of other people with haircuts from 25

years ago -- is now online. You might recall that the production was

filmed here in South Florida earlier this year, and now this is the

first look at how the film is actually going to turn out.

Unsurprisingly, things are a bit ridiculous.

"This place is about to become a sea of sweat, ear-shattering music, and

puke," says Alec Baldwin, who favors animal print to get into character

as Bourbon Room owner Dennis Dupree. The inside of Fort Lauderdale rock

club Revolution serves as the Bourbon Room stage, and anyone who has

ever attended a show there can recognize the sunken floor, and the

balcony wrapped around it.

Miami's semi-seedy Overtown

neighborhood is gussied up to become the bustling Sunset Strip, which is

the exterior for the Bourbon Room.

And another notable location

from the film: the Hollywood sign. Located atop the garbage dump

affectionately known at Mount Trashmore at Monarch Hill Renewable Energy Park between Coconut Creek and Deerfield Beach. It's

horrifying to watch Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta in a scene near the

Hollywood letters and imagine what they must be smelling.

And there's just a lot more of Tom Cruise as the rock star Stacee Jaxx has what looks like bats wings tattooed to his back, yet another Rolling Stone with his face on it, and he eventually is filmed doing what he's likely been asked to do thousands of times before: sign a boob.

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Reed Fischer
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