New Line to develop 'Rock of Ages' adaptation

If it's somewhere on Broadway or Off Broadway, chances are it'll make it to the big screen. Isn't that a fair assumption? I think so.

Variety reported earlier today that New Line Cinema has acquired the rights to adapt Off Broadway's musical show "Rock of Ages."

Chris D'Arienzo, who wrote the book for the show, is set to write and direct the fick, which follows the story of a man and a woman who fall in love at a rock club but later break apart because of the extravagance of the rock lifestyle.

The trade also says the show boasts '80s rock classics from Twisted Sister, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, Bon Jovi and others.

As for D'Arienzo, he is currently working on the post-production for his directorial debut "Barry Munday," a comedy starring Patrick Wilson and Judy Greer.

New Line has had a great success with last year's "Hairspray.
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