Teens and tweens get ready

Production is underway for Walt Disney Pictures’ ‘Hannah Montana: The Movie,’ starring actress-singer Miley Cyrus in her first full-length feature film. Filming will take place in and around Nashville, and Los Angeles.

Director Peter Chelsom (Serendipity, Shall We Dance?) helms this music-filled comedy adventure based on Disney Channel’s blockbuster television series, ‘Hannah Montana,’.

For those of you without a tween/teen girl in the family, Cyrus stars as a teenage girl who lives a secret life as a pop star. The film also features ‘Hannah Montana’ series regulars Emily Osment (Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams), Jason Earles (National Treasure), Mitchel Musso (Secondhand Lions) and Moises Arias (Nacho Libre) and Billy Ray Cyrus.

Penned by Dan Berendsen the film follows Miley Stewart as Hannah Montana’s soaring popularity threatens to take over her life. With a little urging from her father, the teenager travels back to her hometown of Crowley Corners, Tenn., to rediscover what’s really important.

The movie is slated for a Spring 2009 release.