The 2012 musical “Rock of Ages”There were many positive things about it. The film had a $70million production budget and was directed by Adam Shankman. It also featured a star-studded cast including Tom Cruise, Russell Brand and Catherine Zeta Jones, Bryan Cranston, Paul Giamatti, and Baldwin. In 2013, Baldwin admitted that things did not go as planned (via interview). Wrap).
According to an interview, Baldwin believed Shankman’s involvement made the movie possible. Actually, this particular selling point was what convinced Baldwin to get involved. He did however note that after a week of production, he was still asking questions. “Oh god, what have I done?”It was also stated that it was a “complete disaster” and asked — futilely — for the studio to replace him. Baldwin was right to trust his instincts: The film only earned $38 million (via The Numbers), just barely more than half of its production budget, and holds a 43% critical score on Rotten Tomatoes. Odds are there’s probably a cult following for this movie somewhere out there — but Alec Baldwin is definitely not a member of that fandom.