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Release Date: November 24, 2010 (North America)
Genres: Drama, Musical MPAA Rating: PG-13
Production Phase: Released
Studio: Screen Gems
Who's In It: Christina Aguilera (Ali), Cher (Tess), Stanley Tucci (TBA), Kristen Bell (Nikki), Alan Cumming (TBA)
Who's Making It: Steven Antin (Director), Steven Antin (Screenwriter), Susannah Grant (Screenwriter), Donald De Line (Producer),
Premise: Ali, a small town girl from Iowa comes to Los Angeles to try and launch her career as a singer but has to start off by working as a burlesque songstress in a Sunset Strip... More »
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
The first trailer for Burlesque is now out. We know Christina can sing but can she shake it seductively on the silver screen? Let's find out.
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Eric Dane will play Marcus, a charismatic businessman who falls for Christina Aguilera's dancer Ali. Marcus wants to get Ali out of the burlesque club and offers to buy out her contract from Cher's character Tess. The movie is now filming in Los Angeles.
Dane has played Dr, Mark Sloan (a.k.a. McSteamy) on the past five seasons of Grey's Anatomy. He also played Multiple Man in X-Men: The Last Stand.- Variety. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Newly announced cast members joining the Burlesque troupe include Alan Cumming (X2) as the club's master of ceremonies; Cam Gigandet (Twilight); and Julianne Hough (Dancing With the Stars).- Variety. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars, Couples Retreat) is joining the cast of Burlesque as the on-screen rival to Christina Aguilera's character. Bell's character is named Nikki and is described by The Hollywood Reporter as the "loose-cannon lead dancer and main attraction at the club who spirals out of control when Aguilera's character suddenly gets the spotlight."
The first day of filming is November 9.- The Hollywood Reporter. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Stanley Tucci has been cast as the burlesque club's manager. He's a close confidant to Cher's character.- Variety. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Monday, June 22, 2009
Actress/singer Cher is joining the cast of Burlesque in the role of Tess, the owner/manager of the Sunset Strip where Aguilera's character finds work. It's the first part for Cher in a decade since 1999's Tea With Mussolini. Filming on Burlesque gets underway in November.- Variety. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
She's come a long way since her days on the Mickey Mouse Club. Pop diva Christina Aguilera will make her leading role debut in Burlesque, a musical for Screen Gems. Steven Antin will direct from a script that he wrote and that was revised by Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich). Donald De Line produces.
Aguilera will play a small town midwestern woman who comes to L.A. to find an opportunity to sing. She gains employment in what Variety calls a "neo-burlesque" club. The project was written with the four-time Grammy winner in mind for the role. [Full story]- Variety. Comment on this Scoop (0)