Move over Diane Keaton and Scarlett Johansson, Woody Allen has an unlikely new muse in the form of Miley Cyrus.
The music star is making a return to acting to lead Allen’s long-in-the-works TV series for Amazon, reports Deadline.
Next to nothing is known about the show in terms of name or plot detail, only that it will take place in the 60s and span across six half-hour episodes. It’s thought that it is due to air at the end of the year, though that too has been unconfirmed.
Cyrus will also have a fairly esteemed co-star in Elaine May, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter and actress who appeared in Allen’s 2000 film Small Time Crooks.
The Party In The USA singer shared the news of the project with her Instagram followers, posting an image of a Woody Allen portrait she has in her bedroom.
“Fuck yeah! Stoked to be in Woody Allens first series!!!!! I had claimed 2016 to be my year of ‘chillin the fuck out’ but 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 (sic),” she wrote.
Cyrus hasn’t appeared in a major acting role since 2012’s LOL, a critically-panned addiction drama that left precisely no one laughing. The last three years have seen her focus on touring her albums Bangerz and Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz.
Allen’s Amazon show, meanwhile, has been a struggle to pull together if the filmmaker is to be believed. Last year he revealed that he had no idea what a streaming service was and “regretted every second” of accepting Amazon’s offer.
“It’s been so hard for me. I had the cocky confidence, well, I’ll do it like I do a movie… it’ll be a movie in six parts,” he said.
“Turns out, it’s not. For me, it has been very, very difficult. I’ve been struggling and struggling and struggling. I only hope that when I finally do it —I have until the end of 2016 – they’re not crushed with disappointment because they’re nice people and I don’t want to disappoint them.”