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He played a rock god in two hilarious comedies — Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek — and Russell Brand has long been rumored to be part of Adam Shankman’s plans for Rock of Ages, the star-studded rock musical starring Tom Cruise. At the Hollywood premiere of Hop, which opens April 1, Brand indicated that his involvement depended on scheduling, but that he was leaning towards joining Shankman’s band. “I have to make sure I see me wife [Katy Perry] enough, but if we can work out the schedule, then yeah, I want to do it,” Brand said, adding that such prospects looked good. “Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, rock music of the ’80s — you can’t go wrong. And I’ve already got the hair. I am way ahead of them on that account.”

(Reporting by Carrie Bell)

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