Cher Joining Aguilera in Burlesque

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Variety reports that Cher will star opposite Christina Aguilera in Burlesque, a contemporary musical at Screen Gems.

Steven Antin will direct from a script he wrote that was revised by Susannah Grant.

Aguilera plays an ambitious small-town Iowa girl with a big voice who comes of age in a neo-burlesque club on Sunset Boulevard that’s run by Tess (Cher), a former dancer who struggles to keep the club open and gives the young girl a chance to shine.

Cher will sing onscreen. Production begins in November.