Words are spreading that the 'Back to Basics' hitmaker has signed to play alongside Katie Holmes in Overture Films' new family drama.
Successful pop singer Christina Aguilera is going to trade her signature voice with acting as it was reported that she has been signed to play in "Humboldt Park". Reportedly, the "Genie In A Bottle" singer will star alongside Katie Holmes, Freddy Rodriguez and John Leguizamo in the big screen.
According to reports, the news of Aguilera will star in the movie surfaces after a source revealed that Holmes shows that she is taking a risk by starring alongside the Grammy Awards winner. Apparently, the wife of Tom Cruise "is trying to prove that she can do more than fluffy popcorn movies", as quoted from the source.
"Humboldt Park" is a family drama movie that is directed by Alfredo De Villa and produced by Robert Teitel and George Tillman Jr. It tells the story about the return of three siblings to their parents' home for the holidays in Humboldt Park on Chicago's northwest side. It is scheduled to begin shooting sometime in February 2008, weeks after Aguilera is due to give birth to her first child.
Though this film will be her first appearance in the Silver Screen, it doesn't mean that it will be Aguilera's first acting experience. Prior to the movie role offer, the wife of Jordan Bratman was a former cast member of The New Mickey Mouse Club. She also has appeared on TV many times, including being a cameo on an episode of Beverly Hills, 90210 and a host on a Saturday Night Live episode back in 2004.