The first image of Tom Cruise as rocker Stacee Jaxx in the film version of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages has arrived online (via his official website), and Cruise looks nothing like the character from the musical (who had long, curly blonde hair, wore a cowboy hat, tight white pants and some sort of pink muscle shirt). This may only be one of a couple looks for Jaxx in the movie, and we hope so because right now it just looks like Tom Cruise with long hair. Boring.
When we first heard Cruise was taking on this part, we imagined a complete transformation a la Tropic Thunder, where Cruise was almost unrecognizable as a seedy movie producer. In Rock of Ages, Stacee plays a wild, Bon Jovi-like rocker (circa mid-1980s) who uses and abuses Sherrie (Julianne Hough), the small town girl from Kansas who moved to Los Angeles with big hopes and dreams. The film, due out on June 1, 2012, also stars Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Malin Akerman, Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Paul Giamatti, Mary J. Blige, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Bryan Cranston.
Check out Cruise as Jaxx below, as well as the original Broadway version of Stacee Jaxx.