Director Adam Shankman has added another cast member to Rock of Ages, with Russell Brand coming onto play Lonny. However, it seems that the director won't be able to land Amy Adams.

We reported last month that Adam Shankman was courting Amy Adams to play a reporter who ends up sleeping with Tom Cruise's character, Stacee Jaxx. A few days after that story broke, the actress signed on to play Lois Lane in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, thus making her unavailable for the role.

Russell Brand's Lonny runs The Bourbon Club, an 80s rock club for owner Dennis (Alec Baldwin). Both Russell Brand and Alec Baldwin will have a duet in the musical, singing Can't Fight This Feeling by REO Speedwagon. We reported last week that Russell Brand was in talks for the role, and now the deal is finalized.

Adam Shankman is directing Rock of Ages from a screenplay by Chris D'Arienzo, who adapted his own Broadway stage musical. Production will start next month in Florida.