Miley Cyrus is heading back to movie theaters
Miley Cyrus has been going through some real growing pains of late. The 18-year-old has been criticized for her bad fashion choices at various award shows, including the recent Grammys. And the viral video of her reportedly smoking the herb salvia in December had some of her young fans -- and their parents -- raising their eyebrows.
Cyrus will again be presented to the public in a new way when her new action comedy hits theaters.
The Weinstein Co. announced Wednesday that it acquired the U.S. distribution rights to "So Undercover," another movie in which the star breaks away from her wholesome image, and will release it in October ("when schools are back in session," a company statement said). Cyrus plays a street-smart private eye hired by the FBI to go undercover at a college sorority, where sorority-like hijinks no doubt ensue.
Directed by Tom Vaughn ("What Happens in Vegas"), the movie also stars Jeremy Piven, Mike O'Malley and Kelly Osbourne.
"We're excited to be working with Miley Cyrus as she transitions from child phenomenon to grown-up star," said the Weinstein Co.'s David Glasser in a statement. "She's got charisma and talent to burn, and 'So Undercover' shows her to be a deft comedic actress."
Cyrus most recently starred in "The Last Song," a romantic drama that grossed $89 million at the global box office.
Photo: Miley Cyrus arrives at the Grammys last month. Credit: Danny Moloshok / Reuters