You’ve likely already seen some of the first photos of Miley Cyrus re-entering the sticom world temporarily as Missi on the tenth season of “Two and a Half Men,” and based on what is being reported now, it’s also possible that she may be getting ready to dive into some dramatic television to go along with it.
According to some new reports that are currently circulating around the internet, the former “Hannah Montana” star is meeting with “Smash” executive producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan about starring in a TV movie adaptation of “Bonnie & Clyde” that could potentially air on both Lifetime as well as the History Channel, making it one of the few TV movies out there to cross from one network to another. Naturally, Cyrus would be playing the role of Bonnie Parker.
Are you surprised in hearing this? It may give you a little bit more context to know that there is a pretty big push being made at the moment for major cable networks to land some big names for miniseries and TV movies similar to how HBO manages to do it. For a prime example, just look how “Hatfields & McCoys” managed to smash ratings records thanks in part to securing not only a great story in some of America’s most-famous families, but also a star in Kevin Costner who would attract audiences left and right. Costner ended up winning an Emmy for the role, so it was ultimately a good decision made all around.
If Lohan does end up getting the part, she would also be the second former child star this year to play a famous figure on a TV movie, as Lindsay Lohan has already wrapped production playing Elizabeth Taylor on “Liz & Dick,” which will air at some point later this fall.
What do you think: could Miley make a good Bonnie, and would this be a great role for her to show that she can take on some more adult material? If you want to see more about her “Two and a Half Men” part, all you have to do is read the story that is up over at the link here.