Miley Cyrus to star in Woody Allen's new series
In this file photo, singer and actress Miley Cyrus attends Netflix's 'A Very Murray Christmas' premiere at The Paris Theatre on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, in New York. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
The Associated Press
Published Tuesday, January 26, 2016 11:24AM EST
NEW YORK -- Woody Allen has an unlikely new female star: Miley Cyrus.
Cyrus will star in Allen's as-yet-titled Amazon series, a spokeswoman for Cyrus confirmed. The head-spinning casting combines the 80-year-old filmmaker with the 23-year-old former Disney star.
Cyrus will star alongside Elaine May in the six half-hour episodes planned to run this year.
On Instagram, Cyrus posted a painting of Allen that she said had been beside her bed for years. Cyrus wrote that she was "looking into his eyes when I got the call to be a part of the cast."
Allen has previously voiced regrets about his first foray into streaming television. At the Cannes Film Festival in May he called it "a catastrophic mistake."