So…what does this mean???
Yesterday, we reported that Alec Baldwin called in to the heads of New Line this week to request that he be replaced on the film Rock Of Ages. The only explanation we got as to "why" was that he was suffering from medical condition that he thought would prevent him from performing in such a rigorous production.
However, this morning the entire cast gathered in Miami to have an official first run-through for the film and apparently, Alec was on hand. Sources are reporting that director Adam Shankman implored him to make the trip, just so he could see that kind of production he would be missing out on if her dropped out. The cast, which includes Tom Cruise, Russell Brand, Mary J. Blige, Paul Giamatti and Julianne Hough (Catherine Zeta-Jones was absent but only because she is off shooting another movie) all tried on costumes and belted out the show's score for the first time as a collective group.
Umph! Let's hope Tommy has really perfected his solo on Renegade. If its off, that sure as hell would send us running for the hills!
Hopefully, Alec will make a decision by the end of today and we'll know for sure what his deal is. Considering that the movie is set to start production in two weeks, he's really leaving them in the lurch by cutting out now, but if he can't handle it it physically, then he shouldn't push himself.
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