Miley CyrusHannah Montana is going to college. Former Disney TV star Miley Cyrus has parlayed her success as a fictional teen pop star into a burgeoning film career, first striking gold with a big-screen version of her sitcom, 'Hannah Montana: The Movie,' and then taking the lead in this spring's romantic tearjerker 'The Last Song.' The former earned $155 million worldwide and the latter more than $89 million in total box office receipts. With a new album and a sexy starring turn in a yet to be released movie completed, Variety reports that she will next play a private investigator hired by the FBI to go undercover at a college sorority in the action-comedy 'So Undercover.'

The actress, who will turn 18 later this month, will be playing a "tough, street smart" character, according to Exclusive Media Group, the company that is financing the film. Cyrus has obviously demonstrated her flair for comedy, but it sounds like a big stretch to buy her as a "tough, street smart" detective. In his review of 'The Last Song,' our own John Gholson observed: "You don't have to be a chameleon-like actor to be a movie star, and Cyrus is definitely at her most appealing when she's playing a variation of her own personality, rather than posturing as the surly brat. She's not fooling anybody."
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