Monday, June 4, 2007

Dita Von Teese To Play Movie Stripper

Burlesque star Dita Von Teese is to make her big screen debut playing a stripper in a movie to be shot on country star Willie Nelson's Texas ranch.

Von Teese will take the lead in The Boom Boom Room, based on a novel by Lian Lunson.

She will star alongside Willie Nelson and Katherine Helmond, who will mentor Von Teese's young stripper.

Producer Orian Williams says of the location, "I say Willie's Ranch but it is more like a city. It's perfect for a desert town."

He adds of the film, "It's the journey of an everyday girl to the world of burlesque. You see the transition. It's a beautiful family story, almost a fairy tale, about love and loss and gain."

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