Miley Cyrus

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Not everybody can cut Footloose, but they certainly seem to be trying.

Miley Cyrus is the latest hot young thing being considered for the leading lady role in the remake of the song-and-dance extravaganza, E! News has exclusively learned.

"They've expressed interest in Miley for the part," a source close to the tween queen said.

A source close to the production further added that Cyrus "is definitely in the mix."

As it stands, that mix currently includes Hayden Panettiere, Amanda Bynes and Dancing With the Stars pro Julianne Hough, all of whom have auditioned in recent weeks for the part of Ariel Moore, the independent-minded daughter of a preacher man, originated in the 1984 classic by Lori Singer.

One starlet who hasn't auditioned for the role: That'd be Cyrus. Presumably because her singing, dancing, and audience-pulling prowess has already been proven.

While Cyrus' reps had no comment on the potential casting coup, it may be a bit premature for her to sign on the dotted line just yet. The film has a release date of June 18, 2010, and Cyrus' schedule is already booked full through the end of summer.

The Disney star will soon be heading down to Georgia, with production on the adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' as yet unreleased book, The Last Song, scheduled to begin on June 15.

As for Footloose, no cast members have yet been officially announced, though Chace Crawford seems a mortal lock to replace the suddenly musical-eschewing Zac Efron.

Both the Gossip guy and another Dancing With the Stars pro, Julianne's brother Derek Hough, have auditioned for the Kevin Bacon role of Ren.


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