MILEY CYRUS TO WRITE, DIRECT AND STAR IN CRIES AND WHISPERS REMAKE

MALIBU – Miley Cyrus – former child star and pop sensation Hannah Montana – is taking a further step to artistic maturity and critical acceptance by remaking the Ingmar Bergman classic of female suffering Cries and Whispers, which she will be writing and directing as well as appearing in.

The original is set in turn of the century Sweden and tells the stories of Karin (Ingrid Thulin) and Maria (Liv Ullman), two sisters coming to terms with the imminent death by cancer of their third sibling Agnes (Harriet Andersson). 
Miley Cyrus, speaking exclusively to Studio Exec, revealed that there are going to be some changes in the remake.

Obviously I want to keep the spirit of the original. A meditation on suffering and death, and specifically of how women address these deep philosophical questions. But it can’t be Sweden, so I changed that to Malibu and made it contemporary. 

And you’ll be playing the role of…?

Right. I’m Karin and Selena Gomez is going to be Maria and Vanessa Hudgens is going to be the gal dying of cancer. Though I’ll probably make it something else because cancer’s so the noughties if you know what I mean. Maybe she can get a head injury after a jet ski incident.  

What attracted you to the project?

Oh, the themes. Definitely the themes. And I’m a big Bergman fan. My pappy, got me into Bergman in a big way. I like Godard, and he said to me one day, “Girl, you gotta get some Bergman in you!” I watched the Virgin Spring and I never looked back.

Do you think people will take you more seriously?

I sure as hell hope so, though at the same time I don’t want to lose my fans, who’ve stood by me through thick and thin. So I won’t just be  slavishly copying Bergman. I’m going to do a lighter Miley version of the film. So everyone can enjoy it. For example the title is a bit miserable so I’ve come up with a version I think the master would be proud of.

Shits and Giggles will be released in 2022. 

BELA TARR TO DIRECT MTV’S VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS

HOLLYWOOD – Famed Hungarian film director Bela Tarr will be directing the MTV Video Music Awards at the end of August.

The director of The Werkmeister Harmonies and The Turin Horse Bela Tarr was chosen personally by presenter Miley Cyrus to bring quality to the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony.

Miley Cyrus spoke to the Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY:

I’ve always liked working with challenging artists. Terry Richardson, Pharrell Williams, Billy Ray Cyrus! And now I get the opportunity to work with one of the best. I’ve loved Bela Tarr’s work ever since Santanango. It was a film that spoke to me the way no other 6 hour epic about life in a small Hungarian village has.

Bela Tarr himself was effusive about the opportunity:

I love music and I have always thought that music videos came as a kind of inspiration to me as an artist. That one that Dire Straits did for Money for Nothing? Amazing! Anything by Rihanna.

How will you approach the awards?

The whole thing I’m filming in austere black and white. I will have a narration in Hungarian (naturally) quoting Rilke, Nietzsche and Kierkegaard. The whole show will be one uninterrupted take.

What about commercial breaks?

UNINTERRUPTED I said! There will be no commercial breaks because there are no commercial breaks in life. At the end the audience will have the impression that they have just watched God die of some disease that involves a lot of coughing.

The MTV Video Music Awards will be broadcast later this month.  

NEW HANNAH MONTANA MOVIE, MILEY CYRUS CONFIRMS

HOLLYWOOD – Rumors of her death have been much exaggerated, as Miley Cyrus revealed that she is to resurrect the character who made her famous – pop alter ego Hannah Montana – in a new film for Disney: Wrecking Ball.

Miley Cyrus dropped in to the Studio Exec bungalow to talk exclusively about her relationship to Hannah Montana and the new movie, the poster for which was revealed today:

I guess I was really mad at Hannah Montana for a long time. She was the pop princess and Miley was just me, the ordinary girl trying to live an ordinary life away from the fame and the super stardom. So when it came time to express my own voice and sexuality I wanted to bury Hannah as deep as I could. Have done with her and all the shenanigans once and for all.

So what changed?

Well, a few months ago, I just began to feel like I missed Hannah. There are only so many middle aged men you can twerk with and only so many huge inflatable phallic hotdogs you can bronco ride on before you begin to find it hard to look at yourself in the mirror. I kind of missed that innocence I had with Hannah and I wanted it back.

So what’s the story of the new film?

Of course as the novelist Thomas Wolfe once said, you can never go home again. So it wasn’t as if we were just going to make another Hannah Montana: the Movie. I’ve changed, my audience has changed and so it’s only right that Hannah has changed as well. Wrecking Ball will see Hannah flipped around. Now Miley Cyrus/Stewart is the famous one. The girl who has given herself over to self-exploitation, over-exposure and a weird coquetry and sex inspired madness which almost destroys the very concept of sexiness itself.

My thoughts precisely.

She decides to take a break and escape some Yakuza as well, who have been hard on her trail. Lilly (Emily Osment) and Jackson (Jason Earles) and my pop help her by creating a Hannah Montana tribute act, and that’s my new alter ego. I basically going around pretending to be a look-alike Hannah Montana and at the same time ween myself away from the world of excess to whence I have been precipitated by my massive success. As part of my disguise I also get an ordinary gal job on a construction site – a bit like Jennifer Beales being a welder in Flashdance – and here I have to face day-to-day problems of sexism and I grow as a person.

Ah so you literally operate…

A wrecking ball yes. And we do the number in a very literal way.

Hannah Montana: Wrecking Ball will be released in 2016.

Image courtesy of @ThePixelFactor.

5 FACTS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT MILEY CYRUS

HOLLYWOOD – The Studio Exec FACT machine turns its attention to Miley Cyrus, star of the VMA awards, twerker extraordinaire and the Wrecking Ball herself smashing the musical establishment to ‘sexy’ smithereens!

1. Miley Cyrus and Hannah Montana are in fact the same person! Although she tried to keep the identities separate for years – with the help of her friends Lily and Oliver – the double life finally became insupportable and her secret was revealed to the world with tragic consequences. 

2. Although only relatively young, the pop star and actress has already had a biopic made about her. The 2010 Duplass Brothers movie Cyrus, however, was a flop after the directors took the bizarre decision of casting Jonah Hill as the waif like singer!

3. It was a surprise that Miley Cyrus showed an inclination towards music as her father is Billy Ray Cyrus. However it was less of a surprise that she’s not very good at it. 

4. Angered by Miley Cyrus’ use of the word ‘literally’ to mean ‘figuratively’, Sinead O’Connor once got the Pope to tear up a picture of Miley Cyrus on Saturday Night Live, or something. 

5. Robin Thicke is actually Miley Cyrus’ grandfather. And what many people saw as OTT provocation was actually a very sophisticated j’accuse and a coded cry for help. Teddy Bears? Hmmmm?

For more FACTS on everything from this to that click HERE! 

MILEY CYRUS APPEARS IN PUBLIC WEARING CLOTHES

HOLLYWOOD – Miley Cyrus shocked passers by in West Hollywood this morning when she was seen walking around, wearing clothes, with her tongue apparently inside her mouth and not a twerk in sight.

The incident was caught on camera and eye witnesses came forward to confirm that the clothed woman was indeed Miley Cyrus. 67 year old Shalet Barnes  was walking her dog, Hampton, when she spied the diminutive popster and Billy Ray Cyrus progeny apparently ‘walking down the street’:

I almost didn’t recognize her. She was moving normally and she didn’t once shock or outrage me and I’m like a top class Christian type. She wasn’t even licking a power tool. Who does she think she is?

Liam Hemsworth – Miley’s estranged fiance and Hunger Games bit part player – tweeted that he was ‘shocked and disappointed’ at what he perceived to be ‘Miley’s insatiable need to occasionally wear clothes’. In a heartfelt (his agent said) message, Hemsworth appealed to Miley to remember all the little girls who look up to her as a role model and might not put out so easily now.

Miley Cyrus’ new film Shits and Giggles is due out in 2014, for more on that story CLICK HERE. 

ELLA MAE SINGS ‘AN AMERICAN TRILOGY’

MEMPHIS – People sometimes say ‘Hey Studio Exec, you’re a sarcastic critter, why don’t you have a heart?’ I say some people it was Billy Ray Cyrus and I’m paraphrasing because he was trying to speak underwater at the time and his words weren’t clear. Well, I do have a heart. And here’s the proof. Go past the jump to see video proof of my heart.