Hairspray director Adam Shankman in talks to helm Rock of Ages

Hairspray director Adam Shankman will reportedly helm the big screen adaptation of Rock of Ages.

It follows the story of two people who meet at LA nightclub Rock Of Ages only to be torn apart by their rock ‘n’ roll lifestyles.

The Broadway hit has a soundtrack, which includes ’80s acts such as Foreigner, Joan Jett, REO Speedwagon, Journey, Pat Benatar and Bon Jovi.

Shooting begins next summer with an expected 2011 release date.