The Weinstein Company has acquired U.S. distribution rights from Exclusive Media Group (Exclusive) to "So Undercover."
The action comedy is a vehicle for "Hannah Montana" star Miley Cyrus. From the plot synopsis it sounds like a cross between "Legally Blond" and "Big Momma's House.
The movie centers on a private investigator (Cyrus) who is hired by the FBI to go undercover at a college sorority to help protect the daughter of a one-time mobster.
The film will be released in October 2011.
It co-stars Jeremy Piven (“Entourage”), Mike O’Malley (“Glee”) and Kelly Osbourne (“The Osbournes”).
The film, which was fully financed by Exclusive, is directed by Tom Vaughan ("What Happens in Vegas"), with a screenplay co-written by Allan Loeb ("Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps") and Steven Pearl. Along with Exclusive, the film is being produced by Loeb and Pearl through their company, Scarlet Fire Entertainment and by Tish Cyrus. Executive Producers are Jodi Zuckerman-Weiner ("Hearts in Atlantis") for Cyrus’ production company, Hope Town Entertainment, and Rob Cowan ("The Crazies").
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it was negotiated for TWC by Glasser, Peter Lawson, executive vice president, acquisitions, and Laine Kline, executive vice president, business and legal affairs; and for Exclusive Media Group by Andy Mayson, managing director and CFO, and CAA, which also arranged financing for the film.