Julianne Hough: Footloose and Fancies Filming With Christina Aguilera
Today 1:10 PM PDT by Marc Malkin
Christina Aguilera, Julianne Hough, Chace Crawford Frank Micelotta/Getty Images for AMA; Denise Truscello/Getty Images; Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images
It sounds like Christina Aguilera could be getting ready for her big movie-screen close-up!
Here's what we're told is going down with our favorite "Dirrty" pop singer: Xtina is interested in possibly starring in Burlesque, a Screen Gems movie about a modern-day burlesque dancer, according to sources.
Though it's still not clear how far along talks may be and if Aguilera has even read for the part, here are the current details...
Steve Antin not only wrote the original script, but he'll reportedly direct the flick, too. Antin certainly knows about scantily-clad dancersóhe's worked on several projects with his sister, Pussycat Dolls impresario Robin Antin.
A source also tells my E! News pal Giuliana Rancic that Dancing With the Stars' blond bombshell Julianne Hough is chatting with producers about costarring alongside Xtina as a pregnant showgirl.
The studio is said to be shooting for a January 2010 start date for Burlesque. A rep for the studio confirmed the movie is in development, but said it's "too preliminary to comment on" casting.
That's not the only Julianne movie scoop I have for you. She's also up for a role in the Footloose remake, according to sources. Even though a rep for the movie denied Hough is in talks, let's just picture it nowóJulianne fancy-footworking with Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford.
Hough recently told me that she definitely plans on pursuing acting work in the future. "But one step at time," she said at the Academy of Country Music Awards. "I'm just focused on the music right now because that will always be my base."
Reps for Aguilera and Hough did not comment.