Newswire: Sia is directing a movie starring the Dance Moms girl from her videos

Having already saved Maddie Ziegler from an adult life in which Dance Moms is her biggest claim to fame, Sia is now making a movie starring her precocious muse. At a fan-centered side event during the Venice Film Festival, Sia revealed she’s already finalized the script for Sister and will direct the film, with 12-year-old Ziegler in the lead role. Sia previously featured Ziegler as the star of both her “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart” videos, and has brought her along to perform everywhere from The Ellen DeGeneres Show to Saturday Night Live to the Grammys.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sia didn’t talk much about Sister‘s subject matter, but she did share a lot of thoughts about the process of making a film for the first time. The project is based on a one-page story Sia wrote eight years ago, but she was “too embarrassed” to talk …

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