Forgetting Sarah Marshall's Kristen Bell joins the cast of Screen Gems' musical drama Burlesque, The Hollywood Reporter tells us.
Bell will star opposite Christina Aguilera, who plays an ambitious small-town girl with a big-town voice who finds love and success in a Los Angeles neo-burlesque club. Bell's character is 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.
Is it just me or is that the plot of EVERY female-driven musical drama? Well, those movies don't have Cher or Stanley Tucci, who will both lend their talents to Burlesque. Cher will pay the nightclub owner and Tucci is to be the man who helps turn Aguilera from bumpkin to bombshell.
Shooting is scheduled to begin November 9th, with a release date targeted for Thanskgiving of 2010.