Cher will combine her acting and singing careers in the upcoming Burlesque, a contemporary musical in which she'll star alongside Christina Aguilera.

Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper said he has been hoping Cher would return to a starring role on the big screen. Getting her for the film required the studio to find room in her busy schedule of touring and performing in Las Vegas, Variety reports.

"She brings a soulfulness and gravitas to this character that will ground the story," Culpepper said. "The only person who was more excited than I am is Christina."

Production will begin in November.

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