MacGruber star Will Forte has joined the cast of Warner Bros.' musical Rock of Ages.

The actor will portray TV news anchor Mitch Miley, a brand new role which wasn't in Chris D'Arienzo's original Broadway musical this movie is based on. The story follows several characters in the 1980s Hollywood rock scene, including Tom Cruise as rocker Stacee Jaxx, and Julianne Hough's lead character, who just moved to Hollywood and falls for a young guitarist (Diego González Boneta).

Adam Shankman is directing Rock of Ages from a screenplay by Chris D'Arienzo, who adapted his own hit musical. Production started in May, on location in Miami.