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Alexandra Burke has reportedly signed up to star in a “Tina Turner-inspired” new film.
The X Factor champion is believed to be tied to a new project by the BBC and BFI, playing a young star similar to Tina who performs her hit songs.
“To say Alex is excited is an understatement,” a source told The Sun .
“And after the year the acting industry has had, with no touring or theatres open, this couldn’t have been better news for her.
“Alex has got the voice and she showed what a great actor she is as a leading West End actress for the past seven years.”
Alexandra Burke is heading to the big screen in a new role based on Tina Turner
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It’s believed that the film is aiming for release in 2022.
Mirror Online has contacted BBC and Alexandra Burke's reps for comment.
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The new role will be Alexandra’s newest foray into acting, having become a West End star landing a string of highly-coveted roles.
One of her most noted roles was Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard, a role initially made famous by Whitney Houston in the 1992 film.
The singer has become a West End phenomenon
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She’s since appeared in the stage productions of Sister Act, Chess and Chicago.
As theatre begins to open up again, Alexandra has got one hell of a busy schedule ahead of her throughout the rest of 2021.
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Her next major role is The Narrator in London Palladium’s Joseph and His Amazing Techicolour Dreamcoat alongside Jason Donovan, who will take on the role of the Pharaoh.
The show is currently in rehearsals for launch night.
Alexandra has become a West End megastar and took part in Strictly in 2017
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After that, she will join the cast of My Best Friends’ Wedding: The Musical in September.
She will take on the role of Julianne, who realises at the worst possible time that she’s in love with her best friend… on the eve of his wedding to someone else.
The romantic comedy was originally a 1997 film starring Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz and Rupert Everett.
Alexandra will play a woman who follows a similar path to iconic Tina Turner
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It’s not been announced who will be joining her in the cast.
However, Alexandra is full steam ahead for the new Tina-esque role once her stint is over, and has even bought a Peloton to get herself in shape.