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10/18/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Miley Cyrus To Star In Disney Film Of Tailor-Written Nicholas Sparks Book

Disney has set Miley Cyrus to star in an untitled film that is being tailor-made for the "Hannah Montana" star by author Nicholas Sparks.

Sparks is writing an untitled novel and simultaneously working on a screenplay adaptation for the film, which will be produced by Disney-based Offspring Entertainment partners Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot.

Tish Cyrus will be exec producer.

Gibgot said the project came about after Disney exec Jason Reed met with the actress, who is slowly broadening her image and transitioning to adult fare. She mentioned "A Walk to Remember" as an example of what she hoped for.

Sparks came back with a premise for a novel that intrigued Cyrus, her family and the producers. They are keeping the plot under wraps.

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