Peter Cattaneo, director of the worldwide phenomenon The Full Monty, returns to cinemas this summer with The Rocker; a hilarious teen comedy about a failed drummer who is given a second chance at fame.
Rainn Wilson (The Office, An American Workplace; Juno) stars as Robert ‘Fish’ Fishman – the extremely dedicated and astoundingly passionate drummer for the eighties hair band Vesuvius, who is living the rock ‘n’ roll dream until he is unceremoniously kicked out of the band. Twenty years after his rock star fantasies are destroyed, just when Fish has given up all hope, he hears that his nephew’s high school rock band A.D.D. is looking for a new drummer. They reluctantly make him the newest member of the band, giving him the chance to reclaim the rock God throne he always thought he deserved.
Starring alongside Wilson as the members of A.D.D. are recording artist Teddy Geiger, Emma Stone (Superb) and Josh Gad (21: Bringing Down the House). The ensemble cast also includes Christina Applegate (Anchorman; Married With Children), Jason Sudeikis (What Happens in Vegas; Saturday Night Live), Will Arnett (Blades of Glory; Arrested Development) and Jane Lynch (Talladega Nights, The 40 Year Old Virgin).
The Rocker is released in cinemas on 17th October 2008