With her bubbly Hannah Montana persona behind her, Miley Cyrus is taking her career down a darker path. The 17-year-old is heavily considering playing a distraught teen in a paranormal thriller.
Miley was offered the leading part in the movie adaptation of Lisa McMann's popular novel Wake. In the book, 17-year-old Janie gets unexpectedly pulled into other people's dreams. But danger chases the teen when she's stuck in a frightening nightmare.
Does Wake sound like it has the chops to follow in Twilight's supernatural footsteps?
The book is the first of three best-sellers, and should Miley lead this film to become a box office success, Wake could be the start of a paranormal franchise. Paramount and MTV Films have already secured the rights to the book's sequels Fade and Gone.
Miley's not fully confirmed yet for the project, but this gig could be a family affair. Mom Tish is set to produce the movie.