Miley Cyrus in Talks to Star in Lifetime/History Telepic 'Bonnie and Clyde'
"Smash" EPs Neil Meron and Craig Zadan are set to produce the miniseries as Cyrus meets with directors.
Miley Cyrus is heading back to the small screen.
The former Disney Channel star, who appeared on the season premiere of Two and a Half Men, is in talks to star as Bonnie Parker in a Lifetime/History miniseries, Bonnie and Clyde.
The project, the first of its kind to air on both AETN networks, is being produced by Smash EPs Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, who are set up at Sony Pictures TV. Cyrus is said to be meeting with directors.
The move follows a growing push by A&E Networks president of entertainment and media Nancy Dubuc to bet big on big names and established titles in the scripted space. The formula proved fruitful earlier this week, when Kevin Costner took home an Emmy for his lead performance in May's high-rated History miniseries Hatfields & McCoys. Later this fall, femme-skewing Lifetime will roll out its Elizabeth Taylor telepic Liz & Dick, starring another tabloid-friendly former child star, Lindsay Lohan.
Cyrus is repped by CAA, Management 360 and Edelstein Laird; Meron and Zadan, who recently signed on to produce the 2013 Academy Awards, are repped by CAA and Morris Yorn.