Miley Cyrus is all set to lend her voice in the upcoming Freeheld movie. The film is about a lesbian couple’s struggle to transfer pension benefits from a police officer to her girlfriend after she gets diagnosed with terminal cancer. It’s still early, of course, but since this movie is already being mentioned as an Oscar contender, it’s possible that “Hands of Love” could end up as a nominee for Best Original Song too.
The song, which plays over the credits at the end of the film starring Ellen Page and Julianne Moore, was penned by longtime songwriter Linda Perry, who has written songs for the likes of Christina Aguilera and Pink.
“She has a really raw, unique, awesome, lovely voice, and Miley’s doing a lot of incredible things for the LGBTQ community”, Page told Time, referencing Cyrus’ Happy Hippie Foundation, which serves homeless and LGBTQ youth.
Speaking of “Freeheld“, Cyrus highlighted that her involvement is intended to extend a message about equal rights, telling Time “People like to learn through entertainment”.
For Cyrus, it was a no-brainer opportunity for her to combine her love of music with her passion for social advocacy. Believe it or not, it was in large part due to Ellen Page!
And Perry found herself particularly impressed with Cyrus during the recording process, recalling to the outlet, “She walked in with no entourage, no fuss, no anything”.
“I wish I could take credit for this song, but honestly, I can’t”, Perry says.
Freeheld hits theaters on October 2.