Yesterday, EW confirmed that everyone’s favorite Dark Lady will likely be Cher-ing the screen with Christina Aguilera in the new musical Burlesque. Directed by Steve Antin (brother of Pussycat Dolls founder Robin and former Bravo hair guru Jonathan), the film will tell the story of a small-town girl (Aguilera) who gets in touch with her inner hussy with the help of the owner of a strip — ahem, burlesque — club, played by Cher. My only problem with this casting is that they didn’t just dump Aguilera and have Cher play all the parts (something tells me Michael Slezak would agree…). But barring that, I’m just excited to have Cher back on the big screen in what could be her first real role since 2003’s Stuck On You (unless Johnny Knoxville’s The Drop-Out makes it to theaters first).
And really, would it be unreasonable of me to hope that the movie will be book-ended by an updated version of the “Vamp” song from the Sonny & Cher Show? I mean, it would fit the theme so perfectly…. “Stuck in a nowhere town/Thought she didn’t have a choice/until the day that she discovered/Little Stina had a big old voice!” (Press play below.)
Whew. I’m all gayed out for today. (but be sure to check back next week when I pitch my idea for Real Housewives of New Jersey: The Musical, starring Debi Mazar) So take it from here, PopWatchers. Are you looking forward to having Cher back on the big screen?