First Look Photos: Aguilera & Cher in Steven Antin's Burlesque
Singer Christina Aguilera decided to make her debut as an actor in a musical comedy called Burlesque from filmmaker Steven Antin. The cast was filled with the likes of Cher, Kristen Bell, Cam Gigandet, Stanley Tucci and Alan Cumming, and it's aiming to hit theaters in November. USA Today published a first look at Burlesque with new photos. "People think burlesque shows are rooted in some overtly sexual striptease with G-strings and pasties," Antin says. "But originally it was parody entertainment… that was provocative, funny and always based in comedy. That's not to say [Burlesque] isn't really sexy… But it's PG-13 sexy." Read on!
Burlesque is a contemporary musical where Aguilera plays an ambitious smalltown girl with a big voice who finds love, family and success in a Los Angeles neo-burlesque club. It was pitched as "Moulin Rouge meets Cabaret", and will use established songs that will be updated and worked into dance numbers. Cher, in her first movie musical ever, plays the owner of the financially strapped Sunset Strip nightclub. It sounds like we really need to see a trailer to get a good idea if this will be worth seeing or not, but these photos do look interesting. The 12-song soundtrack includes four original songs written by Aguilera. Stay tuned for more!