She'll film the flick later this year

Christina Aguilera is set to take on her first movie role – in a contemporary musical.

The singer has been offered a major part in the film called ‘Burlesque’ in which she will play a small town girl who “finds love, family and success in a Los Angeles neo-burlesque club”, according to Variety.

The movie was written with Aguilera in mind, and is being made by the same company behind Beyonce‘s Number One movie ‘Obsessed’ which took in $28.5 million in its opening weekend in April.

‘Burlesque’ will begin shooting later this year.

–By our New York staff.
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