Tom CruiseTom Cruise has been cast to play a heavy metal rocker in the big screen adaptation of the popular Broadway musical 'Rock of Ages.' The film's director, Adam Shankman, revealed the confirmed casting to Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet at the Oscars, reports UsMagazine.com.

'Rock of Ages' is set in 1987 on the Sunset Strip, where a small town girl meets a big city rocker in LA's most famous rock club, and they fall in love to the greatest songs of the '80s.

Cruise, 48, is set to play fiction metal singer 'Stacee Jaxx' and will be singing the Bon Jovi classic 'Wanted Dead or Alive' in the film. When asked how the 'Mission: Impossible' actor was when it came to singing, Shankman replied, "He can sing! It's a miracle." Watch a performance of the song from the musical after the jump.