It seemed like Christina Aguilera would be a pop princess that kept herself free of Hollywood. (Free aside from some "Lady Marmalade" and a voice in Shark Tale.) But no -- she's finally joining the rest of the singers-turned-actresses and grabbing a starring role in a new movie. Luckily, it won't be any sort of stretch. Variety reports that she'll make her big-screen debut in a new sexy musical called Burlesque.

Written and to be directed by Steven Antin (Troy Perkins from Goonies!), with a revision by Erin Brokovich scribe Susannah Grant, Burlesque follows "an ambitious smalltown girl [Aguilera] with a big voice who finds love, family, and success in a Los Angeles neo-burlesque club that appears to be right out of Bob Fosse's Cabaret." Big voice? Check. Experience in saucy dance and titilating the mens? Check.

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    WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 28: Singer Christina Aguilera and Model Heidi Klum attend LG Rumorous Night with Heidi Klum held at the Andaz Hotel on April 28, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Christina Aguilera;Heidi Klum

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    WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 28: Singer Christina Aguilera and Model Heidi Klum attend LG Rumorous Night with Heidi Klum held at the Andaz Hotel on April 28, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Christina Aguilera;Heidi Klum

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    WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 28: Singer Christina Aguilera arrives at LG Rumorous Night with Heidi Klum held at the Andaz Hotel on April 28, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Christina Aguilera

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    WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 28: **EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE** Singer Christina Aguilera attends LG Rumorous Night with Heidi Klum held at the Andaz Hotel on April 28, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Christina Aguilera

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    WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 28: **EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE** Singer Christina Aguilera attends LG Rumorous Night with Heidi Klum held at the Andaz Hotel on April 28, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Christina Aguilera

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    Singer Christina Aguilera arrives at "The LG Rumorous Night" launch party at the Andaz Hotel on April 28, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. The LG "Rumorous Night" Launch Party Hosted By Heidi Klum - Arrivals Andaz Hotel West Hollywood, CA United States April 28, 2009 Photo by John Shearer/WireImage.com To license this image (16681465), contact WireImage.com

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    Singer Christina Aguilera arrives at "The LG Rumorous Night" launch party at the Andaz Hotel on April 28, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. The LG "Rumorous Night" Launch Party Hosted By Heidi Klum - Arrivals Andaz Hotel West Hollywood, CA United States April 28, 2009 Photo by John Shearer/WireImage.com To license this image (16681455), contact WireImage.com

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    Singer Christina Aguilera arrives at "The LG Rumorous Night" launch party at the Andaz Hotel on April 28, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. The LG "Rumorous Night" Launch Party Hosted By Heidi Klum - Arrivals Andaz Hotel West Hollywood, CA United States April 28, 2009 Photo by John Shearer/WireImage.com To license this image (16681452), contact WireImage.com

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    Singer Christina Aguilera arrives at "The LG Rumorous Night" launch party at the Andaz Hotel on April 28, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. The LG "Rumorous Night" Launch Party Hosted By Heidi Klum - Arrivals Andaz Hotel West Hollywood, CA United States April 28, 2009 Photo by John Shearer/WireImage.com To license this image (16681442), contact WireImage.com

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    Singer Christina Aguilera arrives at "The LG Rumorous Night" launch party at the Andaz Hotel on April 28, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. The LG "Rumorous Night" Launch Party Hosted By Heidi Klum - Arrivals Andaz Hotel West Hollywood, CA United States April 28, 2009 Photo by John Shearer/WireImage.com To license this image (16681441), contact WireImage.com

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Clint Culpepper says: "I couldn't be more excited, as this was a project written with her in mind." I'd say so. She's got the voice, and has done her share of saucy dancing. And at the very least -- it isn't Crossroads! But what do you think? Could this be a whole new career for Christina?
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