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Kristen Bell Tries Some "Burlesque"

By Garth Franklin Friday October 9th 2009 07:45AM

Kristen Bell ("Veronica Mars," "Heroes") will play Christina Aguilera's rival in the musical drama "Burlesque" for Screen Gems says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story 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 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. Cher also stars.

Steve Antin helms the feature which begins shooting November 9th for release next Thanksgiving.

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