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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Misha B approached by Tim Burton to work on new movie after X Factor

FROM small screen to silver screen – the future is looking X-tremely bright for Misha B.

She may be tipped to get the boot from tomorrow’s X Factor semi-final but the teenager from Tottenham has landed a dream Hollywood role.

The 19-year-old singer has been approached by Oscar-nominated director Tim Burton, 53, to star in his next movie.

As well as agreeing to sing on the soundtrack to the Walt Disney-backed film Frankenweenie, which is due out next autumn, Misha B has also been offered a cameo voiceover role.

American director Tim – dating Helena Bonham-Carter – and whose blockbusters include Batman, Planet of the Apes and Alice in Wonderland, approached the bolshy rapper on Wednesday.

He spotted the X Factor crew at the Metropolis studios in west London, where the remaining four artists – Amelia Lily, Marcus, Little Mix and Misha – were recording their versions of the winner’s song.

Wasting no time, Tim went up to the producer and asked to be allowed to speak to the teenager.

I’m told: “Tim was at the studios for work when he spotted Misha. He’s a huge fan of hers and spoke to a producer, requesting an audience with the singer.

“The pair spoke for around 15 minutes, with Tim outlining his plans for Misha, and asking whether she would be interested in recording a track. Misha was blown away and hugely flattered. She agreed immediately and the pair swapped management details.

“Simon Cowell has been told and has agreed to waive the strict terms on her X Factor contract so Misha can take part.”

That will undoubtedly prove some consolation to the young star should she be eliminated from tomorrow night’s show.

And on the subject of X Factor, last night ITV released details of their all-singing, all-dancing, all-star finale.

The show will feature performances from Coldplay, Leona Lewis, Michael Buble, JLS and One Direction and, for the first time, will be filmed at Wembley Arena.

Confirming the news, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin said: “We’re all big X Factor fans, so we’re very excited to play live on the show.”

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