Jan 27, 2016

    Cyrus to star in Woody Allen's Amazon TV series


    POP star Miley Cyrus will be the latest muse of Woody Allen as the legendary comedian directs his first television series for Amazon.

    The 23-year-old Disney actress-turned-singer and master of provocation said she will appear in the yet-untitled project that the online retail giant plans to stream later this year.

    Cyrus posted on Instagram a blue-hued painting of the famously bespectacled Allen, saying that she had kept his picture "next to my bed for a few years".

    "I was looking into his eyes when I got the call to be a part of the cast," she wrote, expressing her joy with a string of profanities.

    She will appear across from 83-year-old Elaine May, who starred in Allen's 2000 comedy film Small Time Crooks.

    A spokesman for Cyrus also confirmed that she would appear in the series.

    Hollywood publication Deadline first reported that the 80-year-old Allen had decided to cast Cyrus in the initial six-episode run of the series that will be set in the 1960s.

    Amazon announced a year ago that it had signed up Allen, the New Yorker who has directed classic films such as Manhattan and Annie Hall, to create his very first television series.

    Amazon has been seeking to catch up with Netflix - which has won a loyal following through series such as the dark Washington thriller House Of Cards.