By Annie Barrett
Updated May 15, 2009 at 02:03 PM EDT

Australian actor Liam Hemsworth will play Miley Cyrus’ love interest in Disney’s adaptation of the upcoming Nicholas Sparks novel, according to the Hollywood Reporter. In The Last Song, Cyrus’ rebellious teenager must spend the summer with her estranged father, while Hemsworth is a local beach volleyball-playing cool kid with Ivy League dreams. Julie Anne Robinson will direct. The studio has set a start date of June 15.