Kristen Bell has joined the cast of Burlesque, a dramatic movie musical in which she will star as a rival to pop diva Christina Aguilera.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is about an ambitious small town girl with a strong voice who does well on a Los Angeles neo-burlesque club, reminiscent of the nightclub in Bob Fosse’s Cabaret.
The former star of the now-defunct cult favorite Veronica Mars will play Nikki, who is a dancer and main attraction at the club and goes out of control when Aguilera’s character suddenly steals her spotlight.
Cher and Stanley Tucci are also cast in the movie. Shooting will begin Nov 9 and a release date is planned for Thanksgiving 2010.