He played a rock star in both ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ and ‘Get Him to the Greek’ and did his best REO Speedwagon cover for the recent ‘Rock of Ages’ movie. Now actor/comedian Russell Brand will take center stage at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Summer Olympics to perform a pair of classics.
The Mirror reports that Brand will sing a comedy version of the Sex Pistols‘ ‘Pretty Vacant’ with Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders joining him in punk rock gear. Brand will also get a solo performance, taking on the Beatles‘ ‘I Am the Walrus.’
The closing ceremonies will also feature a number of top models paying tribute to British fashion while walking the runway to David Bowie‘s ‘Fashion’ and ‘Rebel Rebel,’ as well as a performance by Queen with Jessie J. singing ‘We Will Rock You’ for the audience.
The Olympic Games run July 27-Aug. 12.