Director Adam Shankman told Deadline, "We thought it would be fun to create a villain and a cultural discussion point. She's the Moral Majority person, kind of like if Tipper Gore and Anita Bryant had a love child in that era. To have a great actress who won an [Oscar] in this genre with 'Chicago' is wonderful."
She'll play the wife of the mayor of Los Angeles and (irony alert) belt out rock anthems like Pat Benatar's 'Hit Me With Your Best Shot' and Twisted Sister's 'We're Not Gonna Take It.'
Yet to be cast: the role of the mayor and the journalist who beds Tom Cruise's rocker character. Amy Adams had to pass because of her commitment to 'Superman: Man of Steel.'
The cast so far: Russell Brand, Julianne Hough, Alec Baldwin and newcomer Diego Boneta.