Cher & Christina Aguilera Teaming Up For ‘Burlesque'

Oscar winner Cher is heading back to the movies.

The superstar has signed on to join Christina Aguilera in "Burlesque," a musical from Screen Gems, according to Variety.

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Steve Antin, brother of stylist Jonathan Antin and Pussycat Dolls empress Robin Antin, will direct the movie. He also wrote the script, which received a revision from Susannah Grant, who wrote the "Erin Brockovich" screenplay.

Cher will play Tess, a burlesque club owner.

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"She brings a soulfulness and gravitas to this character that will ground the story," Screen Gems President Clint Culpepper told Variety. "The only person who was more excited than I am is Christina."

Christina will play a small-town girl who comes into her own in the club Cher's character runs.

Both are expected to sing in the production, which begins shooting in November.

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