Cher to Make Her Musical Movie Debut

Cher to Make Her Musical Movie Debut
Cher and Christina Aguilera
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updated 06/23/2009 at 09:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/23/2009 10:15AM

Cher is coming back to the big screen.

The Oscar-winning actress hasn't starred in a film in a decade, but Variety reports she will join Christina Aguilera this November in a musical, Burlesque.

Aguilera, 28, will play a small-town girl from Iowa who moves to L.A. and lands work at a neo-burlesque club run by Cher. Remarkably, the film marks the first time Cher, 63, will sing onscreen in a movie that she stars in.

Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper said he has been lobbying Cher for years to return to films.

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

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