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Woody Allen to Star in His Amazon Series Opposite…Miley Cyrus?

Woody Allen to Star in His Amazon Series Opposite...Miley Cyrus?

Woody Allen has found his new muse, and it’s not who you’d expect.

According to Deadline, Allen has cast Miley Cyrus (who recently appeared in Sofia Coppola’s Netflix special ” A Very Murray Christmas”) and Elaine May in his upcoming Amazon series. Allen worked with May in “Small Time Crooks,” but this will be his first venture with Cyrus, who has not starred in a TV series since “Hannah Montana” ended in 2011.

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A few more details were also announced about the production, including its setting and length. The untitled series will be set in the 1960s and run for six half-hour episodes. Shooting begins in March of this year, making an end of 2016 release questionable but certainly a possibility.

Allen (in)famously announced his regret over agreeing to the Amazon project in May 2015, and we had heard little news regarding its status since his worrisome statements.

“It’s been so hard for me,” Allen said, speaking to Deadline. “I had the cocky confidence, ‘Well, I’ll do it like I do a movie. … It’ll be a movie in six parts.’ Turns out, it’s not.”

The prolific writer and director released “Irrational Man” to mixed reviews in 2015 and has another feature slotted for this year, an untitled film starring Kristen Stewart, Blake Lively, Steve Carell and Jesse Eisenberg. 

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Yuck.Vomit-worthy. The old man’s best work is far behind him, and all that’s left are the memories and the stench of a pedophile.


Sounds about right, Miley’s about the right age for this perv. Scarlett Johannsen was his last obsession, but she got to be too mature.


Good another talentless hack for the pedo to muse on. Shame for him she’s too old. Whiny little 4 eyed pip squeek


Why wasn’t Elaine May’s name in the title?


Will 2017 be the first year since 1981 without a Woody Allen-directed theatrical release? If he makes the tv series this year, will he still have time to make a feature to release next year? Guess we’ll find out.


I am very excited to see what comes of this.

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