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Hough lands film role with Cruise

Friday, March 4, 2011 – Julianne Hough will star with Tom Cruise in "Rock of Ages," the movie adaptation of the Broadway musical.

"I'm dying right now... I'm so excited and can't wait for this journey of becoming Sherri! It all starts... NOW!!!" said Hough on Twitter late Thursday.

The cast also includes Mary J. Blige. Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand are rumored to be in the film, although they have not signed deals, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Adam Shankman is directing the film, which tells the story of a small town girl, Sherrie, who comes to Hollywood in the 1980's to be in the music business.

Hough will play the role of Sherrie. Cruise plays a star at the top of his career and notices Sherrie, but she rejects him and becomes a stripper before finding true love.

Shankman also directed Hough's video for Is That So Wrong.

Production is slated to begin in May, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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