Billy Ray Cyrus, the Grammy Award-nominated country singer who is recently known as Hannah Montana's father, has been signed to star as a CIA agent for new comedy movie, 'The Spy Next Door'.
Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus has landed a part in "The Spy Next Door". Joining Jackie Chan in the new action comedy feature film, he will trade his Robby Ray Stewart character in "Hannah Montana" with a CIA agent role, as The Hollywood Reporter claimed.
In the movie, he will also share screen with other recently signed actors, George Lopez, Amber Valletta and Katherine Boecher. This role won't be Cyrus' first feature film credit as he has taken on minor role in 2001 mystery movie "Mulholland Drive" and 2004 Kim Basinger-starring film, "Elvis Has Left the Building".
While Cyrus will play a CIA agent, Lopez is set to star as another agent who might not be all that he appears. Furthermore, Valletta will be portraying the kids' mother, and Boecher will take the role of a Russian underworld operative.
Starring Jackie Chan, "The Spy Next Door" revolves around a man who is asked to baby-sit his neighbor's children. When one of the kids accidentally downloads a secret code, he is now forced to protect them from secret agents. Directed by Brian Levant for Relativity Media, the movie eyes for 2010 release.