maddie ziegler is starring in sia’s movie

Music videos aren’t big enough to hold all those flailing limbs and crazy eyes.

by i-D Staff
09 September 2015, 9:14am

Photography Petra Collins

Apparently casting your pre-teen muse in a suite of music videos that dominate the internet for over a year isn't enough for Sia. During a Q&A at the Venice Film Festival the reclusive singer announced she had written a film called Sister, that she will direct and will star Maddie Ziegler.

So far, all we know is it's based on a short story she wrote eight years ago. But looking back on the work the two have done together, we're confident to venture this guess:

Sister is the story of an androgynous, mute, puppet brought to life by her mysterious platinum haired master. The doll/girl communicates via dancing, silent screams, and messages passed on by Shia LeBeouf. After a rocky start, the girl and her creator settle into a happy pattern of travelling around the countryside, solving mysteries, judging armature jazz-ballet contests, and bringing joy to all through contemporary dance and bob haircuts.

You can thank us later Sia.

Cant wait for the film? Read i-D's interview with the director of Sia's Elastic Heart and Chandelier


Text Wendy Syfret

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