According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kristen Bell is going to star as Christina Aguilera's rival in Screen Gems' Burlesque.

The film is being directed by Steve Antin.

In the movie, a small-town girl (Aguilera) with a magnificent voice "finds love and success in a Los Angeles neo-burlesque club, reminiscent of the nightclub in Bob Fosse's Cabaret."

Bell will play the role of Nikki. She is sharp tongued lead dancer and the main attraction at the club. She can't handle it when Aguilera's character finds herself in the spotlight.

Cher is cast as the nightclub owner. Stanley Tucci will play he man who helps turn Aguilera's character into bombshell.

The film will start shooting November 9. Its release is planned for Thanksgiving 2010.