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Paris 'to sing in rock musical'
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton served 23 days of a 45-day jail sentence
Celebrity heiress Paris Hilton has landed a part in the movie version of a futuristic rock musical, according to trade magazine Variety.

She will sing in Repo! The Genetic Opera, which is set in 2056 when the human race is almost destroyed and survival depends on organ transplants.

Director Darren Lynn Bousman said he auditioned 30 actresses for the part.

"Paris came in and owned it," he told Hollywood trade journal Variety. "She is this role."

The reality TV star has signed up to play the daughter of an organ transplant magnate played by Paul Sorvino, the magazine reported.

Repo! originally made its debut as a stage musical in 2005 on Broadway.

This will be Hilton's first acting role since she was released from jail for violating probation after a driving ban.

Last year, Hilton launched a pop career by releasing a self-titled album, which reached number six in the US charts.

As well as starring alongside best friend Nicole Richie in TV reality show The Simple Life, Hilton has also appeared in films such as House of Wax and Raising Helen.

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