Stanley Tucci Joins Burlesque

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Screen Gems has cast Stanley Tucci alongside Cher and Christina Aguilera in Burlesque, the musical to be directed by Steve Antin.

Antin wrote the script, which was revised by Susannah Grant. Production begins Nov. 9, and the film is set for a Thanksgiving release next year.

Aguilera plays an ambitious small-town girl with a big voice who finds success in a neo-burlesque club reminiscent of the nightclub in Bob Fosse’s “Cabaret.” Tucci will play the manager of the Sunset Boulevard club and the best friend and confidante of Tess (Cher), a former dancer who takes the young girl under her wing.