Billy Ray Cyrus Scores Role in Jackie Chan Flick
Billy Ray Cyrus has landed a supporting role in Kung-fu star Jackie Chan's new movie, 'The Spy Next Door.' Chan will play a man having to fight off secret agents after a kid he's babysitting accidentally downloads a secret governmental code. Cyrus says he plays a "cool character" who luckily doesn't have to do as many stunts as Chan.
"Mostly, when he really needs to be forceful, my guy carries a gun," Cyrus tells Dial-Global of his character. "So I let Jackie do all the high-energy karate chops and stuff. And then when it's my turn, I just pull out my piece and do my thing."
'The Spy Next Door' will also star comedian/actor George Lopez, who plays the bad guy. The film is currently being shot in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There's no word yet on when it will hit theaters.
Cyrus also hits the big screen, big time, alongside superstar daughter Miley in the upcoming 'Hannah Montana' movie. Rascal Flatts, Bucky Covington and Taylor Swift all have cameo roles in that film, which is set for release in April.