Russell Brand to star in The Hauntrepreneur

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A big screen adaptation of the hit Broadway jukebox musical that celebrates the '80s heyday of rock n' roll. Directed by Adam Shankman, the movie follows waitress Sherrie Christian (Julianne Hough) and busboy Drew Boley (Diego Boneta) who fall in love during the glam metal era of the 1980s. Rounding out the ensemble cast list are actors Tom Cruise (who plays rock star Stacee Jaxx), Paul Giamatti, Russell Brand, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin & Malin Akerman.

January 26th, 2012

Russell Brand is set to star in 'The Hauntrepreneur'.

The 'Rock of Ages' actor has signed up for the movie which revolves around a family who have trouble adjusting to a new town and hire the Hauntrepreneur (to be played by Russell) who creates a haunted house filled with strange characters in order to help them bond.

Scott Rosenberg has written the script for the movie which is being produced by Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes team for Paramount.

The project is currently searching for a director and there is no word on the other stars.

As for Brand, he can be seen next in Warner Bros. and New Line's 'Rock of Ages' and is currently working on a special untitled series for FX, which he is also slated to produce. He is expected to start production on the Untitled Diablo Cody film for Mandate.

He stars alongside Julianne Hough, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Tom Cruise in 'Rock of Ages', which will be released later this year.