"Big Girls Cry" wasn't the last we've seen of Maddie Ziegler's partnership with Sia. The Dance Moms star has already made a name for herself by collaborating with Sia for a number of appearances, performances, and projects, the most famous being a trilogy of music videos: "Chandellier," "Elastic Heart," and "Big Girls Cry." And now, Sia is writing and directing a screenplay that will star Maddie Ziegler.
Information on the short film, titled Sister, so far is limited. We know is that the movie is based off of a one-page short story that Sia wrote eight years ago. We also know that the singer's experience working on the "Chandelier" video with her muse helped up her confidence level to put this film out there. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sia shared during Venice Days at the Venice Film Festival:
I was too embarrassed to tell anyone I wanted to make a movie because I thought it would be seen as a vanity project because I was a singer. And then last year, after I made the "Chandelier" video, I realized that I was pretty good at directing, so I felt a little bit braver.
Beyond this info, we don't have much to work with. But this will likely make fans of the 12-year-old dance phenomenon even more excited to see what is in store for them when the movie finally comes out. For the pure fun of speculation, read on to see a few things that fans might get from the new movie.
Sick New Dance Moves
If there's one thing the pint-sized powerhouse is best known for, it is her insane dancing talent, especially considering her young age. In fact, Sia first contacted her after watching her impressive skills on Dance Moms, leading her to tap her for the music video trilogy in the first place.
Simple Yet Powerful Scenery
Sia's music videos have had a very rustic and minimalistic setting. Think the gigantic cage in the "Elastic Heart" video. Despite not being very elaborate, there is something about keeping it simple that obviously resonates with the viewers. It would not be surprising if the movie took the same approach.
Wide Range Of Emotion
You could almost say that Ziegler wears her heart on her sleeve while dancing. As seen by her acting chops in "Big Girls Cry," she obviously has talent in portraying a wide variety of different emotions, far beyond the typical "happy" or "sad" facial expressions. Might as well take advantage of those skills!
A Strong Narrative
What could a movie called Sister be about? The title is simple and yet so promising at the same time. There are about a million directions that the plot line could go, but knowing Sia, she will not skimp on the meat of the narrative.
There isn't yet any information on when the film will be produced or released. But given the pair's past collaborations, it's sure to be something worth getting hyped up for!