by Jason Barr Posted: August 11th, 2010 at 12:12 pm
A new clip from writer/director Steve Antin’s Burlesque has landed online and boasts what appears to be one of the film’s strongest elements: Grammy-winner and pop icon Christina Aguilera’s incredible voice. In the film, Aguilera plays Ali, an aspiring singer who moves to Los Angeles to chase her dreams of becoming a star. While the film’s elevator pitch may sound less than groundbreaking, you really don’t need to add much more beyond, “…and then Christina Aguilera sings a few numbers, some while scantily dressed as a burlesque dancer.”
Joining Aguilera in her first big screen appearance are Kristin Bell, Cam Gigandet, Eric Dane, Stanley Tucci, Peter Gallagher, and the apparently immortal Cher. Burlesque hits theaters on November 24th, 2010. Watch the first trailer from the film here, and check out the new clip of Aguilera singing the Etta James classic “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” after the jump.
A proposed Veronica Mars has a lot of creative potential, but it has really never been financially viable for Warner Bros. While Mars producer Joel Silver would love to make it happen, he elaborated
“We analyzed all these areas about it. I talked to the home video people, because a movie like that would be driven by video. The [season DVDs] didn’t do that well… So they didn’t feel there was a need or an audience.”
The show averaged 2-3 million viewers per episode in its three-year run on UPN and The CW. Indeed, that doesn’t seem like much of a fan base to tap into, though I’d like to think that Kristen Bell as a noirish detective has some marketability independent of brand recognition. The nail is in the coffin at Warner Bros., but creator Rob Thomas continues to pursue the feature adaptation, so there may yet be hope elsewhere. Hit the jump for the full video of Silver’s comments.