Selena Gomez Replacing Miley Cyrus In Hotel Transylvania

There are some people out there that think that all of the pop starlets that have emerged in recent years from The Disney Channel are totally and 100% interchangeable. The people behind Hotel Transylvania would likely agree with you.

Earlier today, E! reported that Miley Cyrus, who was attached to play Mavis in the Sony Pictures Animation film, has been forced to exit the project and now it has been reported that Selena Gomez has been brought on to take her place. When asked for comment about why Cyrus had to neg on her deal, the studio replied with no comment. In the movie, Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) sets up a resort to house all of the classic monsters including Frankenstein (Kevin James), the Bride of Frankenstein (Fran Drescher), the Invisible Man (David Spade), Quasimodo (David Koechner), Murray the Mummy (Cee Lo Green), and a couple of werewolves (Steve Buscemi and Molly Shannon). Problems arise, however, when a human boy discovers the hotel and falls in love with Mavis. You can see images of the Dracula design HERE and Murray the Mummy HERE.

Both actresses got their start on the Disney Channel, with Cyrus starring in Hannah Montana and Gomez in Wizards of Waverly Place. While Cyrus won't be playing in Hotel Transylvania, she does have two movies coming out this year, including the comedy LOL and the action movie So Undercover. Gomze is currently in production on the earthquake thriller Aftershock and will soon play a role in Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers.

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