Miley Cyrus' New Role "Edgier, Darker," Ominous


Her new potential gig will be dynamic. Some of it will be animated. Some of it will be epic. Other times, “absolutely f*cking nothing is happening.”

The proposed project is a supernatural thriller, Wake, based on Lisa McMann’s eponymous series. Says screenwriter Christopher Landon to Shock Till You Drop :

It’s sort of a vehicle for Miley Cyrus. She is looking to sort of get out of her cutesy Hannah Montana image, which she’s actually doing quite well. She wanted to do something a little edgier and a little darker, so we’re making this movie hopefully…It’s about a teenage girl who has a rare form of narcolepsy. When she’s within a certain distance of someone sleeping, she passes out & goes into their dreams. [Very rare – eds.]It definitely has a spooky element to it. It’s slightly origin-story-esque.. She sees it as a curse. You know, something that she keeps very secret and hidden & as a result, has sort of isolated herself. Then, through circumstance she ends up having to embrace it. She has to use it to solve a crime, if you will. It’s fun. We get to really play with the visual kind of thing. It’s not like ‘Inception’ where it’s very consistent because we’re going in and out of so many different people’s dreams and nobody dreams alike. Some of it will be animated. Some of it will be really, really big with epic-looking stuff. Sometimes she lands in a dream where absolutely f*cking nothing is happening which, you know, is very true to life.

As long as some of these dreams involve Julian Assange, to keep it topical, we’re there. Actually, if they can rope in Michel Gondry, we totally are.

Exclusive: Christopher Landon On Wake

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