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Tom Cruise Confirmed to Sing in 'Rock of Ages'

Cruise will sing Bon Jovi's 'Wanted Dead or Alive' in the film

February 28, 2011 9:45 AM ET
Tom Cruise and Constantine Maroulis on the 'Rock of Ages' stage in Hollywood, February 19, 2011.
Tom Cruise and Constantine Maroulis on the 'Rock of Ages' stage in Hollywood, February 19, 2011.
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Tom Cruise will play fictional heavy metal star Stacee Jaxx in Rock of Ages, the big-screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, film director Adam Shankman confirmed to E! News' Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet at Sunday's Oscars.

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"He's studying his vocals," Shankman said.

In the show, Cruise's character sings Jon Bon Jovi's classic "Wanted Dead or Alive."

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But can Cruise carry a tune like his wife Katie Holmes?

"He can sing!" Shankman said. "It's a miracle!"

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Along with Holmes, Cruise checked out a performance of the show last Sunday in Hollywood, where American Idol alum Constantine Maroulis stars.

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