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Kristen Bell Takes on Christina Aguilera

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 9, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 9, 2009 |

I don’t have any idea how I’m expected to top the opening line for this story, from The Hollywood Reporter: “Pussycat Fight!”

Oh, Borys Kit. You must have stayed up all night working on that one. Genius, damnit. Just genius! It’s like a girl fight, but with pussycats! Like the Pussycat Dolls, who are popular for their burlesque acts, and this news is about a burlesque movie. So multi-layered! You have to really work to appreciate that one. Well done, Borys! You’ve got a promotion coming your way, good sir!

(*throat clear*)

So, that burlesque movie: Steven Antin is attached to direct Burlesque, a movie about a country bumpkin (Christina Aguilera) who moves to LA and finds success at a neo-burlesque club. The rub: The established star of the show, played by Kristen Bell, spirals out of control when Aguilera’s character captures the spotlight.

Stanley Tucci is also on board, as the man who turns Aguilera into the star; and Cher has been cast as the manager of the Bob Fosse-like cabaret.

Well, I suppose it does mean seeing Kristen Bell and Christina Aguilera with less clothes on, but I’m not particularly intrigued otherwise.

But hey! Pusscat Fight!

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