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Miley Cyrus to Star in Woody Allen's Amazon Series

The head-spinning casting combines the 80-year-old filmmaker with the 23-year-old former Disney star.

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    Miley Cyrus attends Netflix's "A Very Murray Christmas" premiere at The Paris Theatre on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, in New York.

    Woody Allen has an unlikely new female star: Miley Cyrus.

    Cyrus will star in Allen's not-yet-titled Amazon series, a spokeswoman for Cyrus confirmed. The head-spinning casting combines the 80-year-old filmmaker with the 23-year-old former Disney star.

    Cyrus will star alongside Elaine May in the six half-hour episodes planned to run this year.

    On Instagram, Cyrus posted a painting of Allen that she said had been beside her bed for years. Cyrus wrote that she was "looking into his eyes when I got the call to be a part of the cast." She also posted a composite image of herself standing with Allen on a red carpet. 

    Allen has previously voiced regrets about his first foray into streaming television. At the Cannes Film Festival in May he called it "a catastrophic mistake."