[artist id="2408193"]Miley Cyrus[/artist] is about to take another step in her burgeoning transition from child star to mainstream leading lady. The singer, whose Can't Be Tamed album comes out on Monday, is in talks to star in the big-screen adaptation of the thriller "Wake," part of a trilogy of young-adult paranormal novels written by Lisa McCann.
According to the The Hollywood Reporter, Cyrus, 17, is attached to star in the film, which is being adapted for the screen by "Disturbia" co-writer Christopher Landon. (The movie is being co-produced by MTV Films.)
"Wake" is the first in a trilogy of novels by McCann that chronicle the adventures of 17-year-old Janie, a teenager who has been able to see into other people's dreams since she was 8 years old. For the most part, the dreams have been of the falling/drowning/forgetting-your-pants variety, but when she begins visiting the disturbing nightmares of a local pothead named Cabel, she realizes she that the only way to survive is to go from being a witness to an active participant.
The film has sequel potential, as the adventures of Janie and Cabel continue in the follow-up novels "Fade" and "Gone," and all three New York Times best-sellers have been optioned by MTV Films and Paramount. According to the Reporter, Cyrus' commitment to "Wake" is contingent on the finished script.
Cyrus, who has already graced the big screen in "Hannah Montana: The Movie," "The Last Song" and as the lead voice in 2008's animated "Bolt," is also in talks to star in another adaptation of a young-adult novel, "Wings." Last year, Disney acquired the rights to the fantasy novel by Aprilynne Pike about 15-year-old Laurel, who begins attending public school after being homeschooled for most of her life and discovers that the bump on her back has turned into a set of wings. The adaptation is being prepped for the screen by the producers who originally brought "Twilight" into theaters.
To celebrate the release of her new album, Cyrus is performing Can't Be Tamed World Premiere Live, a concert at Los Angeles' House of Blues on Monday night that will be live-streamed on MTV sites across the world at 10:30 p.m. ET.
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