New Line bringing an 80s based rock musical to the big screen

New Line has won an auction for screen rights to “Rock of Ages,” a stage musical that does with ’80s rock anthems what “Mamma Mia!” did with Abba tunes.

Chris D’Arienzo, who wrote the book for the Off Broadway tuner, will write the screenplay and direct the film.

The storyline takes place at a Sunset Strip rock club called Rock of Ages, where a man and woman fall in love but get torn apart by the rock lifestyle.

The show is propelled by signature ’80s rock anthems popularized by Journey, Twisted Sister, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, Bon Jovi and REO Speedwagon.

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