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Kristen Bell starring in Burlesque

Forgetting Sarah Marshall's Kristen Bell will be tapping into her bitchy side for one of the main roles in Burlesque.

In the musical drama, Christina Aguilera will play a fresh-off-the-bus waif with a solid voice who fins work at a neo-burlesque club in Los Angeles (think the Pussycat Dolls meets Cabaret).

But there's trouble when Aguilera becomes a rising star among the sexy dancers - lead performer Nikki (Bell) starts to unravel when she discovers the new competition for the spotlight.

Yes, it could so easily descend into the likes of Showgirls or - worse- Glitter - but then it might also end up a guilty pleasure.

Director Steve Antin will be hoping for success when he starts filming the thing next month for a late 2010 release date.

[Source: The Hollywood Reporter ]

Kristen Bell strutting about in garters and bodice? Are you in?