UK PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Check out those abs! Tom Cruise displays his rock hard stomach in new Rock Of Ages stills
16:33 GMT, 30 May 2012
He's made a name for himself as something of a heartthrob through his roles in movies like Top Gun, Mission:Impossible and Jerry Maguire.
And now Tom Cruise is proving that despite nearing his 50th birthday, he hasn't lost anything when it comes to his looks.
In UK exclusive stills from his highly-anticipated new movie Rock Of Ages, Tom is seen showing off his rock hard abs as he goes shirtless in his role as the legendary rock singer Stacee Jaxx.
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Check out those abs! Tom Cruise shows off his chiselled stomach in exclusive stills from his new movie Rock Of Ages
The 49-year-old actor wears just a
fur coat and low slung trousers teamed with a headscarf and sunglasses
in one of the shots – his chiselled stomach clear to see.
Tom is flanked by a moustachioed Alec
Baldwin in the picture, with the latter looking eager to do anything he
can to please his star.
Rock Of Ages, based on the hit Broadway and West End musical, follows the love story between wannabe
rocker Drew Boley, played by Diego Boneta, and Julianne Hough's
character Sherrie Christian who travels to Los Angeles to find fame in
the city's famously sleazy Sunset Strip.
Rock legend: Tom's role as Stacee Jaxx sees him sing tracks such as Bon Jovi's Dead Or Alive
Eighties style: Malin Akerman sports a fetching perm for her role as reporter Constance Sack in the film
And after she is fired from her job
as a waitress at the Bourbon Room rock club she is forced to start a
career as a stripper. The film also charts the troubles the
Bourbon Room, which is threatened with closure due to an angry morality
group led by Catherine Zeta Jones.
However the club's owner, a hilarious Baldwin, comes up with a plan to save his venue –
persuade superstar rockers Arsenal, fronted by Jaxx, to play their final gig there.
The movie, which also stars Russell
Brand, sees Cruise belt out legendary rock tracks such as Bon Jovi's
Dead Or Alive, with the actor admitting recently that it was his family's love of musicals which inspired him to take on the role.
He told W magazine recently: 'Kate
loves musicals. She sings and dances, and we kind of went through the
history of musicals together. And Suri loved Hairspray. With kids, you
watch everything over and over; I watched Hairspray 15 times with Suri.
'I thought Adam Shankman did a great
job directing the movie, so I arranged to meet him and said, “Where’s
our musical” He came back and said, Rock of Ages. We went and saw it in
L.A., and for me…I didn’t know how to play the character like that. I
had to find my own Stacee Jaxx.'
Rock of Ages is released across UK cinemas on Wednesday 13th June.