Miley Cyrus Aptly Goes Undercover in the Trailer for So Undercover
10.15.12 by Ryan
Cyrus gets yet another makeover.
The transition from Hannah Montana to movie star hasn't been an entirely smooth one for Miley Cyrus, who scored a hit with the 2010 romantic drama The Last Song, but saw the follow-up, LOL get quietly dumped into limited release over the summer and, lately, seems to get more attention for her hairstyle choices. However, an upcoming stint on CBS' Two and a Half Men that starts this week should be a boost, and could help promote her eventual action-comedy So Undercover.
Still lacking a release date (at least in the U.S. — it opens in the U.K. in December), So Undercover sees Cyrus play a teenage private investigator who is approached by an FBI agent (Jeremy Piven) to go undercover at a college where she has to protect the life of a key witness' daughter (Lauren McKnight). The first trailer has arrived online, so Cyrus fans can see what they are missing out on while So Undercover continues to open in foreign markets. Not to play spoiler, but a makeover is involved.
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If you have a minute, here's the very detailed synopsis for So Undercover.
Miley Cyrus stars as MOLLY, a private investigator who chose to leave high school to work with her father (Mike O'Malley), a former police officer. Together their days are filled with busting cheating spouses and taking down petty thieves. However, her life unexpectedly changes when she is approached by an FBI agent (Piven) to go undercover in the one place they're unable to infiltrate — and a world she knows nothing about... A university sorority.
During a major makeover, Molly physically transforms herself from the tough, streetwise investigator, to a very affluent sorority girl BROOKE STONEBRIDGE. However, Molly also has to learn how to "walk the walk" and "talk the talk" to keep her cover for her mission: protect the life of sorority sister ALEX PATRONE (McKnight) whose father plans to testify against some very dangerous people.
Surveillance proves nearly impossible for outsider Molly, who struggles to adjust to university culture, her new friends, and her new assignment, which includes NICHOLAS (Josh Bowman) — a strong, self confident guy who may have taken a piece of Molly's heart, if only he weren't possibly the hit man in disguise.
With multiple suspects on her list and the trial fast approaching, Molly must navigate a minefield of double crosses as well as the pageantry and chaos of a sorority sister's social life. Through her journey, Molly must protect Alex while discovering that not everyone is who he or she appears to be — including herself.
Directed by Tom Vaughan (Extraordinary Measures, What Happens in Vegas), So Undercover co-stars Kelly Osbourne (The Osbournes), Eloise Mumford (The River) and Autumn Reeser (Lost Boys: The Tribe).