Woody Allen & Miley Cyrus team up, news hits us like a wrecking ball
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Woody Allen & Miley Cyrus team up, news hits us like a wrecking ball

Woody Allen has cast pop star Miley Cyrus as the lead in his upcoming TV series that will air on Amazon. The show will also star Allen in the lead and is expected to arrive later this year.

tv Updated: Jan 26, 2016 12:44 IST
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Acclaimed movie writer-director Woody Allen is all set to start work on the show he once called a ‘catastrophic mistake.’ He has cast none other than Miley Cyrus to star opposite him in the half-hour series.

On her Instagram account, Cyrus confirmed on Monday she had been cast for the show, posting a photo of a painting of Allen and saying in an expletive-laced message she was “stoked to be in Woody Allen’s first series!!!!!”

Cyrus, whose career path took her from Disney star to provocative pop singer, will star alongside Allen and Elaine May in the six half-hour-episode series that will take place in the 1960s, Hollywood news site Deadline reported.

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It begins shooting in March, Deadline reported. The project, which is due for release later this year, has not been named, the New York Times reported.

Allen’s projects over the years have attracted top acting and celebrity talent, despite a much lower salary than many of his stars can command in Hollywood.

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Allen previously said that agreeing to make the show was a “catastrophic mistake.”

“I’m struggling with it at home. I never should have gotten into it. I thought it was going to be easy. You do a movie and it’s a big long thing; to do six half-hours you’d think would be a cinch. But it’s not: it’s very, very hard.”

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First Published: Jan 26, 2016 12:43 IST