Christina Aguilera to make screen debut in ‘Burlesque’

May 5th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI  

Christina Aguilera Washington, May 5 (ANI): American pop/R ‘n’ B singer Christina Aguilera is all set to make her screen debut in “Burlesque”, a contemporary musical that Steven Antin will direct.

Aguilera, 28, who has never starred in a film, will be playing an ambitious small-town girl with a big voice who finds love, family, and success in a Los Angeles neo-burlesque club.

“I couldn’t be more excited, as this was a project written with her in mind,” Variety magazine quoted Screen Gems topper Clint Culpepper as saying.

The script has been written by Antin, and revised by “Erin Brockovich” scribe Susannah Grant.

Donald De Line will produce the film, shooting for which is to start later this year. (ANI)

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