Aimed at building buzz for the U.S. release of the film, Warner Bros. Pictures released the snippet, which shows the 21-year-old Mexican singer/actor and his co-star Julianne Hough shopping for vinyl at a record store before breaking into a head-banging rendition of Foreigner‘s “Jukebox Hero.”
Along with Hough and Boneta, Rock of Ages stars Tom Cruise as rock star Stacee Jaxx, Sherrie and Drew’s idol. Other members of the ensemble include Malin Akerman, Russell Brand, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin, Mary J. Blige, Paul Giamatti and Bryan Cranston.
Directed by Adam Shankman, Rock of Ages will open in theaters nationwide on June 15.
There’s no denying that Diego Boneta’s star is on the rise in Hollywood…
The 21-year-old Mexican actor—who will be starring in the highly anticipated Rock of Ages this summer—will receive CinemaCon’s Rising Star of 2012 Award at the upcoming convention of theater owners in Las Vegas, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Boneta, who rose to acclaim in Spanish-language television by playing Rocco in the hit Mexican telenovelaRebelde, has appeared on American shows like ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars and the CW’s 90210.
The talented actor-singer will play the lead role of aspiring rocker Drew Boley in Rock of Agesfrom Hairspray director Adam Shankman.
“How exciting to think that Diego Boneta’s first film role will see him share the screen with the likes of Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Alec Baldwin,” CinemaCon general managing director Mitch Neuhauser said while announcing Boneta’s award, which will be presented at the final night gala dinner.
Boneta has also been cast in MTV‘s upcoming new series Underemployed.