Production Underway For Hannah Montana: The Movie
Posted on Fri May 23, 2008 08:58 AM PDT

Miley Cyrus MCyrusChoice032908_24.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Production is currently underway for Walt Disney Pictures' Hannah Montana: The Movie, starring teen actress and singing sensation Miley Cyrus. This will be the 15-year-old's first full-length feature film, and filming will take place in and around Nashville, Tennessee, as well as Los Angeles, California.

Peter Chelsom will direct the music-filled comedy adventure based on the Disney Channel's hit television series, Hannah Montana, in which Cyrus plays a teenage girl who lives a secret life as a pop star. The film features Cyrus' father Billy Ray Cyrus, and Hannah Montana series regulars Emily Osment, Jason Earles, Mitchel Musso, Moises Arias as well as Melora Hardin, Margo Martindale and Ugly Betty's Vanessa Williams. Hannah Montana: The Movie is scheduled for a Spring 2009 release.

The Disney Channel series, Hannah Montana reaches more than 164 million unique total viewers worldwide and has held the number one spot among children 6-14 on U.S. cable television for the past two years. Cyrus' 70-date concert tour, "Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds" was a sell-out and among the top-grossing tours of 2007. Additionally, Forbes named Cyrus one of the Top-Earning Young Superstars, earning an estimated $18.2 million in 2007.

Cyrus recently finished her first solo album, which is scheduled for release in
July on Hollywood Records, and she will also be lending her voice to the upcoming Walt Disney Pictures' animated feature Bolt, which is slated to hit theaters later this fall.

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