The former Veronica Mars will do battle with the ex-Mouseketeer in the musical-drama Burlesque. (No offense to Bell, but we're guessing the competition may be more dancing than singing based, because, well...because it's Christina freaking Aguilera we're talking about.)
Per the Hollywood Reporter, the film follows small-town, big-voiced Aguilera (in her big-screen debut) as she becomes the star attraction in a Los Angeles neo-burlesque club. Accordingly, the club's previous golden girl begins to spiral out of control.
The movie—directed by Steve Antin, who as brother of Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin knows of what he helms—already boasts an intriguing band of players, with Cher playing the nightclub owner and Stanley Tucci as the man behind Aguilera's country-to-city mouse transformation.
Production begins next month, with the film due out next Thanksgiving.
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