Friday, December 31, 2010

Cher returns to the big screen in Columbia Pictures’ Burlesque

Cher is back on the big screen to do a musical drama movie with Columbia Pictures entitled Burlesque. The film was written and directed by Steven Antin. Aside from Cher, the movie includes Christina Aguilera, Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet, Julianne Hough, Alan Cumming, Peter Gallagher, Kristen Bell and Stanley Tucci. It will be shown in all cinemas here in the Philippines on February 2, 2011.

The movie follows the journey of two women who is deeply in love with music and by accident they met each other in the Burlesque Lounge. Ali Rose (Aguilera), who followed her dream to be a singer and found herself as waitress in the lounge. And Tess (Cher), the owner of the Burlesque Lounge who hired Ali Rose to be a waitress in her place and later discovered her talent. But both women is having their own problem in life; Tess seeing her club going bankrupt and Ali Rose having enemies as she goes up to reach her dreams.

Cher, who already proved herself in acting where she won awards from the Golden Globe and the Academy from the 1987 movie, entitled Moonstruck where she played the iconic Loretta Castorini. According to the filmmakers of Burlesque, Cher would respond to the role of Tess because the character is both familiar and contemporary, somebody with a lot to give who’s in danger of having her dream taken away. “Tess is one of a zillion people losing their shirt. That’s a very real thing happening right now and I thought it was an interesting thing for this character to be experiencing.” Antin added.

Antin also explained that Cher embodied the character of an empowered woman who can face all the ups and downs of her life and take all the challenges that comes her way; good or bad. In this way Cher compliments to the flow to the story and with the character played by Aguillera.

Finally, Cher, through her incomparable voice, her trademark wit, and her charismatic presence, has established herself as a tireless, compelling performer of inestimable talent and unstoppable drive. Her contributions in music, television, stage and film have garnered countless accolades and awards and the admiration of generations of fans.

Burlesque will be showing in all cinemas nationwide beginning February 2, 2011 and it is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Visit for trailers, exclusive content and free downloads. Like us at and join our fan contests.

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