Adam Shankman Will Be Directing A Gothic Version Of ‘The Nutcracker’ [AUDIO]

December 1, 2011 10:07 am

Director and “So You Think You Can Dance” judge Adam Shankman called in to “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” on Thursday to talk about the Trevor Live charity event, his upcoming movie “Rock of Ages,” and his Gothic version of “The Nutcracker.”

It was recently announced that Adam will be directing a movie version of “The Nutcracker,” but don’t expect to see the ballet up on the big screen. “It’s kind of like an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Gothic retelling of “The Nutcracker” story and it’s not the ballet,” Adam explains. “We are going back to the original story of it.”

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Adam’s new movie “Rock of Ages” stars Russell Brand and Tom Cruise and features a lot of great, awesome, fun 80s music, and also includes Tom on a stripper pole. Adam tells us that Tom has seen the movie, “He was grinning ear to ear. He just said ‘I’ve never seen a movie like this before.'” The movie doesn’t come out until next year, but you can get a sneak peek…the trailer will be shown before the new “Sherlock Holmes” movie on December 16th!

This Sunday night Adam will be directing a charity event that is near and dear to him, Trevor Live. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning youth [LGBTQ]. “Because forty percent more kids are killing themselves from bullying,” Adam tells us.

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The event will feature performances by Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah, Julianne Hough, JC Chasez, Fergie and many more. “We have a line up that is almost mind blowing. It’s like the Grammys, it’s crazy.” Adam says. “It’s just going to be an extraordinary night.” The Trevor Hero Award Honoree is Lady Gaga and Adam tells us, “I am keeping the piano and microphone hot in case The Lady Gaga would like to perform.”

Adam also confirmed that he will be back on “So You Think You Can Dance” this summer to do some episodes.

Trevor Live is Sunday December 4th at The Hollywood Palladium. Click Here for information on the event and if you would like information on how to donate to The Trevor Project.

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