Maddie Ziegler to Star in Sia’s Film ‘Sister’

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
Maddie Ziegler to Star in Sia’s Film ‘Sister’
Maddie Ziegler at the Opening of Abby Lee Miller’s Dance Company in Santa Monica -ALDCLA -DanceMoms. May 30, 2015. 16:45. Wikimedia Commons/ Red Carpet Report on Mingle Media TV/Uploaded by Stemoc

Aside from having a lot of talent in a particular field, especially in a creative field, it does help if one has influential friends. Such is the case with “Dance Moms” star Maddie Ziegler, who, it seems, will be soon crossing over from reality television and music videos to movies. Read on to learn more about Maddie Ziegler’s latest project.

Twelve-year-old Ziegler has been amazing audiences and other stars, thanks to her phenomenal dance skills, which have been showcased in the reality television series “Dance Moms.” It chronicles the lives of Ziegler, her sister, and other young dancers in the Abby Lee Miller Elite Competition Team.

However, since then, Ziegler has modeled for brands such as Target and Capezio; and has been featured in the ABC Family series “Pretty Little Liars”; and has become a favorite of singer and songwriter Sia, as the petite dancer has starred in several of her music videos, such as “Chandelier”, “Elastic Heart”, and “Big Girls Cry.”

Therefore, it wasn’t a surprise when Sia announced that she was going to collaborate again with Ziegler for another project.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sia announced that she was going to direct the young dancer in a film entitled “Sister”, which Sia herself will direct, during a panel called Venice Days at the Venice International Film Festival.

“Sister” will be based on a short story that Sia had written when she was eight years old. It will be collaborating with Dallas Clayton, a children’s author, and a good friend of the singer’s, in order to come up with the script.

According to the singer, this is something that she had been wanting to do for quite some time. However, was too embarrassed to push through with it as it felt like it would just be just another vanity project from an artist. However, directing “Chandelier” with Ziegler, made her feel more confident about pushing through with it this time around.

After writing the first draft of the script, Sia reportedly sent it to her husband, Erik Lang, Joel Edgerton and Whitney Cummings in order to get their feedback before coming up with the final draft of the script.

What do you think of Sia’s upcoming new project, and her collaboration with “Dance Moms” star Maddie Ziegler?  Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.