FIRST LOOK: See Tom Cruise's Rock of Ages Transformation

Entertainment Jun. 17, 2011 AT 6:16PM
FIRST LOOK: See Tom Cruise's Rock of Ages Transformation Credit: David James/Rock of Ages

Tom Cruise is ready to rock!

On Friday, the actor, 48, tweeted a sneak peek of himself as fictional heavy metal star Stacee Jaxx in Rock of Ages, the big-screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical.

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Cruise looks nearly unrecognizable in the promo pic, which features the topless actor sporting long hair, several tattoos and tight denim jeans.

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In the musical, Cruise's character sings Jon Bon Jovi's classic "Wanted Dead or Alive." But can Katie Holmes' husband actually carry a tune?

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"He can sing!" director Adam Shankman assured E! News in February. "It's a miracle!"

The all-star cast includes Julianne Hough, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin, Malin Akerman and Mary J. Blige.

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