NEW YORK – Miley Cyrus and Woody Allen’s new show has only just begun filming but we have managed to sneak a peek of a still from the show, tentatively titled When Woody Met Miley.
Miley Cyrus and Woody Allen came in to the Studio Exec brown stone to talk about their new project.
How did you first get involved with the project?
Miley Cyrus: I’ve worked in television for years and it has always been a medium I’m very comfortable with. My recording career is going well and I think the time has come to maybe go back and see what I can do. The time has come I think.
Woody Allen: I’m very excited. I mean I’ve always been a fan of Ms. Cyrus’ work since back when she was Hannah Montana. I mean I never missed an episode. As a matter of fact I would tape them and watch them over and over again. I think some of the tapes got worn out and I thought ‘Oh my God if I ever get a chance of working with this angel, I’d just leap at it’ and so when Amazon offered me a choice in casting I told them Miley Cyrus and oh, Elaine May.
What will the show be about?
Miley Cyrus: This is what I was so psyched about. I mean it’s no secret that the Hannah Montana image has been something of an albatross, as grateful as I am for the boost it gave my career at the start. I talked to Woody and I know he’s an artist and we can do something really original and different from that.
Woody Allen: I’ve already written the whole series. There are six half hour episodes and Miley is going to play Hannah Montana, a pop star who has become really famous, but she maintains her private life by taking on a different persona, that of Miley Stewart.
Miley: Woody, that’s the plot of Hannah Montana!
Woody: Yes you see I started writing it as a kind of fan fiction I suppose. My God, I’ve written reams of the stuff. Most of it involves Miley falling into swimming pools with her clothes on, or having a paint fight with her friends. And I play her boyfriend…
Miley: Whoa! What?
Woody: … and everyone is saying he’s too old for her. And it’s actually very funny. Though we do make some serious points about the age gap and the differences between generations. You remember Manhattan? It’s kind of like that but instead of Mariel Hemingway there’s Miley and food fights, and I come in and say ‘You’re having a pajama party!? At this hour!?’ And there’s lots of confusion. Larry David begged me to play the role and I said ‘I’m too old’ and he said I wasn’t so here I am.
When Woody Met Miley will be out on Amazon in the Summer.
HOLLYWOOD – Miley Cyrus is to play Jewish teenager Anne Frank in new Brett Ratner biopic She’s in the Attic.
VMAs host and Bangerz star Miley Cyrus has signed on to play Jewish teenager and diary writer Anne Frank in a new film to be directed by the man who brought us Rush Hour and Rush Hour 2. The film, provisionally entitled She’s in the Attic, is set to begin shooting next month and is based on the diaries of the young Jewish girl Anne Frank (Miley Cyrus) who hid from the Nazis with her family before finally being captured and sent to the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp where she tragically died.
‘I didn’t know who she was at first,’ said the former Hannah Montana. ‘Until I heard that she was a Belieber and then I thought, wow, how ahead of her time. I mean really. This girl I have to find out about. I read a lot about her and if you think about it she’s like an early Kardashian. You know how intimately we feel we know her if you like.’
Brett Ratner said that his project was absolutely sensitive to the issues surrounding the tragic life of the young girl:
This is a gonna be tasteful. We are artists paying homage to a young girl and the songs are totally justified in the context of the story. This is like Schindler’s List meets High School Musical. And Glee. Classy. Right?
It’s going to be a musical?
Yes absolutely. We are hoping to incorporate some of Miley’s songs into the film, although we’ll obviously modify the lyrics a little bit. Instead of ‘You hit me like a wrecking ball’, which doesn’t make much sense given the context, Miley will sing ‘I keep staring at this f*cking wall’. And of course ‘Best of Both Worlds’ will be changed to the ‘Worst of All Worlds’.
How are you going to deal with the differences in age?
I don’t foresee that being a problem. We’re getting the same guy who did Brad Pitt in the Curious Case of Benjamin Button to come in and kind of shrink Miley down. It’ll be fine.
Jewish groups and the Anne Frank Foundation have reacted with anger and disgust at the proposed film treatment. ‘First Justin Bieber and then this,’ said an exasperated Per Jankins. ‘This is getting too much.’
She’s in the Attic opens in the Fall of 2016.
HOLLYWOOD – Miley Cyrus has confirmed that she will be appearing in the new George Miller film Babe 3, sources close to the singer declared.
The new cover shot of the naked singer that recently graced the cover of Paper was actually an on set photograph snapped during filming with Miley Cyrus and her co-star Truffles.
The film’s director – and close friend to the Studio Exec – George Miller spoke EXCLUSIVELY about the project:
First I get a chance to revisit the universe of Mad Max with my wonderful Mad Max Fury Road. I won’t deny it, this has emboldened me. I’ve had a script ready for Babe 3 sitting in the drawer for some time, but after Babe 2 I didn’t think I’d ever get the chance. Then Miley contacted me and she told me she loved the Babe films and would she have anything for me. I sent her over the script and we sealed the deal soon after. She is a very talented young actress and Truffles is a wonder.
What happens in the movie?
Well, essentially we had Babe in the country and then Babe in the City and now I want to do Babe at Sea. Babe and his friend Hannah are on a cruise when the ship they’re travelling on is hit by a tidal wave and sinks. Hannah and her pig have to survive in a lifeboat and no clothes. Luckily they find some nipple pasties.
Will Miley sing?
Ha! We had that conversation. I said she didn’t have to wear any clothes and she agreed not to sing. We were both as happy as a pig…. in a film.
The Life of Pig will be released in 2017.
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.
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!
HOLLYWOOD – Miley Cyrus has rocked, shocked and cocked the world at the VMAs but now she wants to show her musical maturity with an album of Beatles covers that will explore her amazing musical range. The full track list is after the jump.
1. We Can Twerk it Out
2. With a Little Anal Sex (From My Friends)
3. A Twerking Class Hero (Is Something To Be)
4. Hey Prude (for Will Smith en famille)
5. Twerk and Shout!
6. Please Please Please Please Me
7. Can Buy Me Love
8. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Twerk
9. Norwegian Wood (This Twerk Has Flown)
10. Everybody’s Got Something to Twerk (Except for Me and My Monkey)
11. All You Need Is Twerk
Miley Cyrus Twerks the Beatles is due for release in September 2013.