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June 18, 2009

Miley to Play the Teen Rebel Role

Cyrus to star in adaptation of Sparks novel; possible faith elements

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For the most part, Miley Cyrus -- aka "Hannah Montana" -- has been an upstanding and outstanding role model for young girls, with only hints of "scandal" here and there. Cyrus attributes her good behavior to her Christian faith, as she discussed in our recent interview.

Now Cyrus really gets to play the teen rebel role in her next film, The Last Song, a coming-of-age-drama based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, Nights in Rodanthe). The film, to be released in January 2010 by Touchstone Pictures (Disney's "grown-up" division), begins production this week in Savannah, Ga.

A recent press release from Touchstone describes the story as being "set in a small Southern beach town where an estranged father (Greg Kinnear) gets a chance to spend the summer with his reluctant teenaged daughter (Cyrus), who'd rather be home in New York. He tries to reconnect with her through the only thing they have in common - music - in a story of family, friendship, secrets and salvation, along with first loves and second chances."

Salvation? Hmm. We're intrigued. Another online description states that Cyrus's character remains angry about her parents' divorce three years after the fact, and is especially alienated from her father, "a former concert pianist and teacher [who] is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church."

A local church? Hmm, again. Sparks is a Christian, and so is Cyrus, so it'll be interesting to see what faith elements might be included here. Cyrus impressed critics with her acting chops in the recent Hannah Montana movie, but this will be her first chance to truly stretch herself into more dramatic range.

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Comments

Go Miley!

Quote from above, "For the most part, Miley Cyrus -- aka "Hannah Montana" -- has been an upstanding and outstanding role model for young girls, with only hints of "scandal" here and there."

Are you serious? Did you really just write that on CT? Miley Cyrus has NOT beenan upstanding and outstanding role model. She lives with her way older boyfriend in HER PARENTS house and there are A LOT of half clothed pictures of her all over the internet that she took herself or posted of herself. SO NOT A ROLE MODEL. After reading some shocking supposedly christian movie reviews of some of the most recent movies out today and reading this article I'm NO LONGER going to come to CT.com for advice on what movies to take my kids too. It's clear that CT's view of what standards of Christianity should be are NOT in line with my beliefs or the bible's for that matter. I'm just in total shock that I read this on CT...wow.

I TOTALLY AGREE WITH JESS. MILEY IS NOT A GOOD ROLE MODEL.
AND CT DOES NOT DO A GOOD JOB AT REVIEWING MOVIES. GO TO PLUGGED IN ONLINE. ITS MUCH BETTER

True, Jess. I used to be a major Miley fan... but she's so slipping away. Most of all, I feel bad for her. She no Christian anymore. If I ever got a chance to talk to her, I would tell her off with no compasion. Sorry, Miley:( And I'm only 13!

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