Kristen Bell Joins Burlesque

Kristen Bell will play Christina Aguilera’s rival in Burlesque, Screen Gems’ musical drama being directed by Steve Antin.

The film 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, reminiscent of the nightclub in Bob Fosse’s Cabaret.

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.

Shooting begins Nov. 9 with a release set for Nov. 24, 2010.


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