Miley Cyrus; Hollywood’s Next ‘Private Detective’?
Did you ever think this day would come? Hannah Montana as a PI. The only thing that really parallels in my mind was when Michelle Trachtenberg played Harriet the Spy back in the day (1996 to be exact). Hey, as long as Rosie O’Donnell stays far away from the set of this movie, I may just go out and see it! Drum roll to my PI buddies laughing in the background…
Now, I don’t normally speak about Hollywood topics on my blog, but I happen to be poking through Google News early this morning, trying to think of new material to write about and stumbled upon this headline: “Miley Cyrus Will Be Going ‘So Undercover” reported by the site Deadline.com. So, I went ahead and checked out their so called Exclusive article. Here’s the scoop:
Action-Comedy type of movie directed by What Happens in Vegas helmer Tom Vaughan. Never saw What Happens but heard it was good…kinda sorta. Script/Writing by Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleep‘s Allan Loeb and Steven Pearl. We all loved the very first Wall Street. We also loved it when Vin Diesel & Ben Affleck started quoting Gordon Gecko’s lines in that memorable scene from Boiler Room.
Movie stars usually ‘train’ for their roles. Will Cyrus actually learn the ropes from a real Private Investigator?
My next question is this, does Hollywood think the profession of Private Investigators is comical? Should Private Investigators be taken more seriously? Hollywood has an interesting history with Private Investigators. Remember Anthony Pellicano, “PI to the Stars” (no, he was never on DWTS) well he was federally indicted on 110 counts ranging from racketeering and conspiracy, wiretapping, witness tampering, and identity theft. The feds even stated he had a insider in the FBI running database checks for him, wow, talk about connected.
Hollywood’s Never Ending Love Affair With Private Investigators
Yes, the media and Hollywood do tend to spotlight the drama that surrounds PIs. But for the most part, all the licensed private investigators that I know take their job very seriously. We honor words like “privacy”, “confidentiality” and “professionalism”. We don’t use them as punch lines like some Hollywood movies tend to do (credit A Few Good Men).
Well, whether the theaters are packed or completely empty when this movie hits the box office…whether this movie does better or worse than Harriet the Spy…whether other movies will be quoting Miley’s very words as a private detective…I’ll be happy just knowing that there’s another PI movie out there to watch and reflect on. Yes, even if it’s a comedy. Yes, even if it’s the actor I see in the clothing section of my local Walmart.
Ryan Garrahy is a state licensed private investigator specializing in surveillance, background checks, locating individuals and workplace investigations. He is the owner & principal investigator for Orange Investigations.