Burlesque Movie Trailer #2

Screen Gems has released a second movie trailer for Steven Antin‘s contemporary musical Burlesque (if you missed the first movie trailer, you can watch that at the link). I’m not a big fan of musicals, and when I have liked a film musical, it has usually been of the more cinematic variety. Burlesque is obviously a musical of the stage show-variety. I was also once interested in this project because it was announced that screenwriter Diablo Cody was doing a draft of the script, but I don’t see her name listed in the early credits, and the film doesn’t look to have any of her signature touches. Basically, this is a long way of saying, this just isn’t my thing.

But I’m sure some of you are interested. Watch the second trailer now embedded after the jump thanks to Vlicious (found via FirstShowing).

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Last week, Screen Gems released the first movie trailer from Steven Antin‘s contemporary musical Burlesque. We now have a three and a half minute clip featuring Christina Aguilera in her live-action big screen film debut, singing “Something’s Got A Hold On Me.” I’ve never been a huge fan of movie musicals, only the ones that employ a more cinematic style. This scene is more like a bad but well-lit music video. I couldn’t make it all the way through the clip, maybe you can? Watch the clip now embedded after the jump.

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Movie Trailer: Burlesque

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A movie trailer for Steve Antin’s Burlesque has just debuted. Those interested to see Christina Aguilera’s theatrical debut should hit the jump for the trailer and for a plot synopsis of the film. Burlesque hits theaters on November 24, 2010.
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Eight New Photos: Burlesque

Screen Gems has released the first high resolution production photo of Christina Aguilera in her live-action big screen film debut Burlesque. USA Today is calling the photo a “first look” but there have been other low res photos and set videos online in the past. Check out eight photos from the movie after the jump. I’m sure a movie trailer won’t be far behind.

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Entertainment Tonight ran a behind the scenes feature on Christina Aguilera‘s live-action big screen film debut Burlesque. Steven Antin‘s contemporary musical tells the story of Ali, “an ambitious small-town girl with a big voice” played by Aguilera, who “tries to escape a hollow past by performing in a neo-burlesque club in Los Angeles.” The film hopes to be Moulin Rouge meets Cabaret, with established songs that will be updated and worked into dance numbers.   Cher makes her big screen return as Tess, the proprietor of the club, alongside Stanley Tucci. The film also stars a red-haired Julianne Hough, and a brunette Kristen Bell.

Antin wrote the script, which was later revised by Erin Brockovich scribe Susannah Grant. No mention is made of Diablo Cody‘s screenplay involvement in the Variety story, which makes me wonder if any of her contributions have made it to the final draft. Antin has described neo-burlesque as “a contemporary take on the traditional burlesque that derived from vaudeville, with singing, dancing, comedy and more tease than striptease.” Antin’s sister Robin created the burlesque troupe The Pussycat Dolls in 1995. Watch some early footage and behind the scenes interviews from ET, after the jump.

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Christina Aguilera Cast in Burlesque

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Christina Aguilera has signed on to make her live-action big screen debut in Steven Antin‘s contemporary musical Burlesque for Screen Gems. Antin wrote the script, which was later revised by Erin Brockovich scribe Susannah Grant. No mention is made of Diablo Cody‘s screenplay involvement in the Variety story, which makes me wonder if any of her contributions have made it to the final draft.  Aguilera will play “an ambitious small-town girl with a big voice” who tries to escape a hollow past by performing in a neo-burlesque club in Los Angeles. The film hopes to be Moulin Rouge meets Cabaret, with established songs that will be updated and worked into dance numbers.

Antin has described neo-burlesque as “a contemporary take on the traditional burlesque that derived from vaudeville, with singing, dancing, comedy and more tease than striptease.” Antin’s sister Robin created the burlesque troupe The Pussycat Dolls in 1995. Burlesque is aiming to begin production in January 2010.

Russell Brand Talks Sarah Marshall Spin-Off

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The other night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Russell Brand appeared to promote his new book. During the appearance, he talked briefly about the announced Forgetting Sarah Marshall spin-off film Get Him to the Greek, where Russell reprises his role as British rock star Aidous Snow.

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Peter Berg Directs Christina Aguilera as Catwoman?

Okay, so the headline of this post is a bit gimmicky. No, Peter Berg is not going to direct a Catwoman film with Christina Aguilera as the star. But the Hancock director did film Aguilera’s latest music video “Keeps Gettin’ Better”, where the singer appears in the Catwoman cowl as she travels though time.. Yes, the same Peter Berg that directed Friday Night Lights and The Rundown. Unfortunately the resulting video is not very good. Check it out below.

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