Kristen Bell Joins Burlesque

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Kristen Bell, fresh off of today’s release of Couples Retreat (check out our review here), is set to star as Christina Aguilera‘s rival in Burlesque, a musical drama being directed by Steve Antin. Helloooo, cat-fight! 

Burlesque centers on the journey of an ambitious small-town girl (Aguilera) with a big-town voice who finds love and success in a Los Angeles neo-burlesque club. Bell will play Nikki, the loose-cannon lead dancer and main attraction at the club who spirals out of control when Aguilera’s character suddenly gets the spotlight.

Does this sound like Showgirls to you too?

Already cast in the film are Cher as a nightclub owner and Stanley Tucci as the man who helps turn Aguilera into a bombshell.

The film is due out Thanksgiving 2010.

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