Woody Allen has an unlikely new female star: Miley Cyrus.

Miley Cyrus attends the "A Very Murray Christmas" New York Premiere at Paris Theater on December 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Cyrus will star in Allen's not-yet-titled Amazon series, a spokeswoman for Cyrus confirmed. The head-spinning casting combines the 80-year-old filmmaker with the 23-year-old former Disney star.

Cyrus will star alongside Elaine May in the six half-hour episodes planned to run this year.

On Instagram, Cyrus posted a painting of Allen that she said had been beside her bed for years. Cyrus wrote that she was "looking into his eyes when I got the call to be a part of the cast."

Allen has previously voiced regrets about his first foray into streaming television. At the Cannes Film Festival in May he called it "a catastrophic mistake."

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