Cher and Christina Aguilera
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06/23/2009 at 09:00 AM EDT
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."