Miley Cyrus is set to star in Woody Allen's upcoming television series for Amazon Prime. Following from rumours that the 23-year-old singer would appear in the Blue Jasmine director's latest venture, she confirmed the news via her personal Instagram account, enthusiastically writing: "F**k yeah! Stoked to be in Woody Allen's first series!!!!!" While the star admitted that she was intending to take it easy this year, she explained why she couldn't turn down the opportunity to work with the visionary filmmaker.
"Next to my bed for a few years now has been this portrait of W.A. & I was looking into his eyes when I got the call to be apart of the cast and work alongside the bad a$$ Elaine May & da dude himself! [So] 1960zzzz here I cummmmm," she concluded.
As Cyrus hinted, comic performer and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Elaine May (The Birdcage) has also been cast in yet-to-be-titled show. All anybody knows so far is that the series is to be set in the 1960s, and given the first names that have been added to the cast roster, it is likely to be comedy than drama. It is to begin filming its six half-hour-episodes in March.
"Woody Allen is a visionary creator who has made some of the greatest films of all-time, and it's an honour to be working with him on his first television series," Amazon Studios head Roy Price said in an earlier press release. "I don't know how I got into this," Allen also stated. "I have no ideas and I'm not sure where to begin. My guess is that Roy Price will regret this."
In recent years Cyrus has concentrated on her music career, but she first rose to fame at the age of 11 in Disney Channel TV show Hannah Montana, a series about a schoolgirl who leads a secret double life as a teen pop star. She was recently seen in Bill Murray's A Very Murray Christmas Netflix special.
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