Oz actor Liam Hemsworth will play Miley Cyrus' love interest in Disney's The Last Song, an adaptation of the upcoming Nicholas Sparks novel.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Julie Anne Robinson is directing.

The story centers on a rebellious teenager (Cyrus) who is forced to spend the summer with the father who left her years earlier.

Hemsworth is playing a member of the local cool crowd, an awesome beach volleyball player with Ivy League dreams.

Production will begin June 15 in Georgia.