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Miley Cyrus is just having a party in the U.S.A.

November 3, 2010 |  6:02 pm

Maybe Miley Cyrus isn't ready to star in “Precious 2” just yet.

After her controversial video “Who Owns My Heart” surfaced, some postulated that the former Hannah Montana was looking to go in a darker, more adult direction. There might come a day when she goes in that direction. That day is not today.

Producers this afternoon announced that Cyrus has been cast as the lead in a new action comedy called “So Undercover.” What will the tween queen play? “A tough, street-smart private investigator hired by the FBI to go undercover in the one place they’re unable to infiltrate.”

Lest you think that sounds dark and mysterious, it’s not. The place in question is a sorority, which makes the movie something of a cross between “The House Bunny” and “21 Jump Street.” And it’s going to be directed by Tom “What Happens in Vegas” Vaughan.

Still, all is not lost for those who want to see, for cultural or schadenfreude reasons, Cyrus grow out of her chirpy Disney Channel incarnation. She is taking on an action movie here. And the actress will next be seen  in “LOL,” a coming-of-age film that, according to the online scuttlebutt, has less of a Disney Channel vibe: there are scenes of pot smoking and lesbianism.

-- Steven Zeitchik


Photo: Miley Cyrus. Credit: Getty Images.


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