Kristen Bell has joined the cast of Burlesque
, a dramatic movie musical in which she will star as a rival to pop diva Christina Aguilera.
According to The Hollywood Reporter
, the film is about an ambitious small town girl with a strong voice who does well on a Los Angeles neo-burlesque club, reminiscent of the nightclub in Bob Fosse's Cabaret
The former star of the now-defunct cult favorite Veronica Mars
will play Nikki, who is