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Weinstein Company Acquires Miley Cyrus Pic ‘So Undercover’ For October Release

Mike Fleming

The Weinstein Company has acquired US distribution rights to So Undercover, the Tom Vaughan-directed action comedy that stars Miley Cyrus, Jeremy Piven, Mike O’Malley and Kelly Osbourne. An October release is planned.

Deal was made with Exclusive Media Group, which is producing with the pic’s screenwriter Allan Loeb and his Scarlet Fire Entertainment partner Steven Pearl, and Tish Cyrus. TWC’s Harvey Weinstein and David Glasser and Peter Lawson made the deal with Exclusive co-chairmen Guy East and Nigel Sinclair. CAA arranged financing for the film and repped the sale.

Cyrus plays a young girl who is hired by the FBI to go undercover at a college sorority. She’s a tough streetwise private detective who has to become a refined sophisticated university girl to protect the daughter of a former mobster. Exclusive fully financed and is selling worldwide sales, brokering most territories in Berlin last week.

“We’re excited to be working with Miley Cyrus as she transitions from child phenomenon to grown-up star,” TWC’s Glasser said in a statement. “She’s got charisma and talent to burn.”

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For Young Thesps, It’s All About Locking Roles Before Holidays

Mike Fleming

The town is slowing, but not the deal makers who are racing to lock their young clients into jobs before everything shuts down for the holidays. Here are some of the more interesting results:

British actor Joshua Bowman just got the love interest to Miley Cyrus in her new film So Undercover, which is being financed by Exclusive Media Group and directed by Tom Vaughan. The actor’s repped by Management 360 and United Agents.

Lily Collins has been set to star in the first installment of the Mortal Instruments book series which is being directed by Scott Charles Stewart for Screen Gems. She’ll play the role of Clary Fray. Collins, who followed The Blind Side by starring with Taylor Lautner in Abduction, next stars in Priest. She’s repped by CAA.

Max Minghella has landed the role of Ben Harper in Ides of March, which George Clooney will begin directing next year. with Ryan Gosling starring. Minghella, who’s coming off The Social Network, just starred in the New Regency-Summit supernatural project The Darkest Hour. He’s repped by CAA.

Caleb Landry Jones joins Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale and Ben Foster in Contraband for Universal and Working Title. He’ll play the brother in law of a retired smuggler (Wahlberg) whose screw-up forces him back for one last … Read More »

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Miley Cyrus Will Be Going ‘So Undercover’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Exclusive Media Group will produce and fully finance So Undercover, an action comedy vehicle for Miley Cyrus that will begin production in December. What Happens In Vegas helmer Tom Vaughan will direct a script by Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleep‘s Allan Loeb and Steven Pearl (The Switch). Cyrus will play a tough, street-smart private eye hired by the FBI to go undercover in a college sorority. The film will be produced by Exclusive co-chairmen Guy East and Nigel Sinclair, along with Scarlet Fire Entertainment’s Loeb and Pearl, and Tish Cyrus. Jodi Zuckerman-Weiner is exec producer (for Cyrus’ production company Hope Town) along with Rob Cowan. Exclusive’s Tobin Armbrust, who found the project, will also be a producer. Exclusive Films International will sell territories at AFM, while Cyrus’ reps at CAA will make a domestic deal. Read More »

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