Russell Brand joins ‘Rock Of Ages’ cast

Brand will play narrator Lonny in the heavy metal musical

Russell Brand has been confirmed to the star in the movie version of Rock Of Ages.

The hit broadway musical, which features classic rock and heavy metal songs, is being adapted for the screen by director Adam Shankman, and Brand has long been rumoured to be joining the cast.

Today, Shankman announced the news via his feed Twitter.com/AdamMShankman: “I can officially announce Russell Brand as your Lonny in #rockofagesmovie! I see a mullet in his future… maybe a Nikki Sixx?”

Brand‘s character Lonny is a rock club promoter and the narrator. He joins Tom Cruise who is already signed to play rock star Stacee Jaxx. Paul Giamatti and Amy Adams are also set to feature in the project.

Brand can currently be seen in the title role of the remade Arthur, playing the originally character made famous by Dudley Moore.