Actress-singer Hilary Duff will put her talents to use as star of the upcoming teen music drama "Heart of Summer," for FilmEngine and New Line Cinema.

Actress-singer Hilary Duff will put her talents to use as star of the upcoming teen music drama "Heart of Summer," for FilmEngine and New Line Cinema. "Heart of Summer" centers on a small-town teenage girl who heads to Los Angeles, where she spends the summer at a performing arts school. The project is slated for a mid-January production start.

Duff, who has made a splash on the big screen in "The Lizzie McGuire Movie" and "Agent Cody Banks," on television in the hit "Lizzie McGuire" series and in music with her debut album, "Metamorphosis," has a busy slate of projects lined up for the months ahead. In addition to the upcoming 20th Century Fox comedy "Cheaper by the Dozen" and a starring role in Warner Bros. Pictures' summer offering "A Cinderella Story," she recently signed a comedy pilot deal with CBS.

Duff is in the midst of appearances at a series of radio station-sponsored holiday shows, including tonight (Dec. 3) at the 106.1 Kiss FM Kissmas Jingle Ball in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Here are Hilary Duff's tour dates:

Dec. 3: Grand Prairie, Texas (Next Stage)
Dec. 4: Houston (Reliant Arena)
Dec. 5: Los Angeles (Staples Center)
Dec. 6: Denver (Fillmore Auditorium)
Dec. 8: Minneapolis (Target Center)
Dec. 11: New York (Madison Square Garden)
Dec. 12: Camden, N.J. (Tweeter Center)
Dec. 15: Lowell, Mass. (Tsongas Arena)
Dec. 16: West Palm Beach, Fla. (Sound Advice Amphitheatre)

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