It was an unlikely pair, and seeing the two names side by side still causes a shock to the system. Despite that, it's true that the Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus is set to team up with bigshot actor Hugh Jackman.
Several sources report that the 16-year-old musician and her mother were seen having lunch with the Australian star in Los Angeles. While the casting hasn't been confirmed at the time, the stars obviously talked about Jackman's upcoming project titled Personal Security.
A few days ago, Variety
revealed that Hugh Jackman has been slated to headline a number of films this year. One of which was a movie where he'll be playing "a tough Gotham police detective forced into bodyguard duty for a spoiled teen heiress who is receiving kidnapping threats."
With the characters in place, they only needed to fill in the heiress role. The Daily Express
saw Miley with Jackman, sharing a meal at Morton's Steakhouse and raising speculation that she'll be joining him in the film.
"They had a few producer-type folks with them," the publication heard from an eyewitness. "It looked like some sort of business dinner. I'm sure it wasn't just Hugh angling for a guest role on Hannah Montana
Many presume the deal's done, and Miley will be headed for even more stardom with the Matt Lieberman-scripted Personal Security
. The movie is also reported to be a remake of 1992's The Bodyguard
, starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston. It's supposedly a musical as well, targeting yet another tween audience.
Of course, we already know that the two actors have backgrounds in singing. Miley's a juggernaut in the pop music industry, while Hugh Jackman has had his share of the genre in theatre. It may not be much to watch, but it seems like they'd do okay in working together on Personal Security
. We'll just have to see how it turns out.
-Maria Gonzalez, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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