Seacrest interviews Shankman during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about getting Tom Cruise to act in his film Rock Of Ages and his version of The Nutcracker.
He [Cruise] was grinning ear to ear. He [Cruise] just said ‘I’ve never seen a movie like this before.
It’s kind of like an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Gothic retelling of “The Nutcracker” story and it’s not the ballet. We are going back to the original story of it.