Miley Cyrus Takes the Lead in the Paranormal Thriller 'Wake'
by Alex Billington
June 17, 2010
You ready to see a darker side of Miley Cyrus? THR reports that Cyrus is attached to an adaptation of Lisa McMann's young-adult paranormal thriller novel titled Wake that Paramount and MTV Films are adapting. The studio has hired Christopher Landon (Blood & Chocolate, Disturbia) to write the script. Cyrus will play Janie, a 17-year-old girl with the unwanted ability to become sucked into people's dreams. Not surprisingly, she sees things she would rather not see. But when she gets pulled into a terrible nightmare, Janie goes from mere witness to participant. Sounds like Inception meets Nightmare on Elm Street meets, uh, Miley Cyrus.
Lisa McMann's Wake is the first of three novels in the series, with "edgy" sequels titled Fade and Gone that involve Janie's investigations with her boyfriend Cabel into the perverse activities of teachers at their school and the difficult fate that lies ahead for her (which is?). Paramount and MTV have nabbed the rights to the entire series in hopes of, obviously, "sparking a franchise" as THR says. I'm kind of glad to see Cyrus trying something that's a little edgier than performing pop rock songs for teens, but given it's an MTV production, I don't really know how edgy it will be. Miley will be turning 18 in November. Anyone read these books?