It's a movie version of the Broadway musical, based on the rock and hair-band music of the '80s and directed by the guy who did"Hairspray".
--Tom Cruise plays a rock star doing a farewell concert at the club where his career began, to keep it from being shut down. And he does all his own singing.
--The two main characters are played by"Dancing with the Stars" minx Julianne Hough, and an unknown named Diego Boneta. They both dream of becoming singers, but he gets to be Tom's opening act and she gets to be a stripper.
--It also stars Paul Giamatti as Tom's manager, Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand as the guys running the club, Catherine Zeta Jones as the repressed housewife trying to shut them down, and Mary J. Blige as the owner of the local strip joint.