Now that she's transforming her Hannah Montana image and stepping into a more mature role, Miley Cyrus will also be taking steps towards more mature leading men. The Disney princess has already been in talks for a role in the big screen adaptation of Nicholas Sparks upcoming novel, titled The Last Song. She may have already bagged the part since it was written specifically for her, but no reports have surfaced about her romantic interest. That is, until now.
Joining Miley Cyrus for The Last Song is Australian actor Liam Hemsworth, a staple of Aussie soap operas. The film will be directed by Julie Anne Robinson, as well as produced by Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot's Offspring Entertainment.
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Miley Cyrus has been slated to play the lead female role, a rebellious teenager who is forced to spend the summer away from home. While it sounds like the plot for a Hannah Montana: The Movie
sequel, it's actually not. The protagonist was forced by her father to stay with him, even though he left her years before.
While she's on vacation, she meets a local boy who's part of the cool crowd. Hemsworth plays this beach volleyball player harboring dreams of making it into Ivy League.
Even though we already know far too much about
star Miley Cyrus, let's find out about her new leading man. Melbourne-raised Liam Hemsworth has been active in Australia's television circuit, appearing on both soap operas and series. He is best known for portraying Josh Taylor in Neighbours
, as well as taking on the role of Marcus in the children's series The Elephant Princess.
On the big screen, Hemsworth made his U.S. debut in the Nicholas Cage-starrer Knowing
. He played the minor character Spencer in the movie, and continued his career as a television actor. Hemsworth got cast in shows like Satisfaction
, Home and Away
, and McLeod's Daughters
. It's also a fact that acting runs in his blood. His older brothers are performers as well, with Luke Hemsworth being on Neighbours
and Chris playing George Kirk in Star Trek
We'll see how Liam does on the movies, side by side with teen queen Miley Cyrus on The Last Song
. Filming begins June 15 in Georgia.-Maria Gonzalez, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Hollywood Reporter
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