'Music': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Sia’s directorial debut starring Maddie Ziegler
The film explores two of Sia's favorite themes — finding your voice and what it means to create family
Australian crooner Sia is one of the most prominent music figures in the industry who has belted out hits like ‘Chandelier’, ‘Cheap Thrills’, ‘Titanium’ with David Guetta and ‘Diamonds’ with Rihanna. The Grammy Award nominee surely flaunts an impressive CV and adding another feather to her cap, the 44-year-old singer-songwriter is all set to drop her debut feature-length film called ‘Music’.
Sharing the big news on her official Twitter account, she revealed, “The news you've been waiting for! Music, the movie written & directed by Sia + starring Kate Hudson, @leslieodomjr & @maddieziegler, will be arriving in early 2021! Watch a sneak peek of the movie right here.”
The news you've been waiting for! 🙌 Music, the movie written & directed by Sia + starring Kate Hudson, @leslieodomjr & @maddieziegler, will be arriving in early 2021! Watch a sneak peek of the movie right here. pic.twitter.com/w38L2UtIhJ— sia (@Sia) November 19, 2020
As her tweet confirms, Sia’s ‘Music’ will hit the theatres in early February of 2021, however, she has not spilled the beans on the official release date. We will keep you posted on the same. Interestingly, Sia has also paired a 14-track album inspired by the motion film which will hit the Internet on February 12, 2021.
The movie focuses on Music, a teenager with special needs who loves music. Her half-sister, who is a newly sober drug dealer becomes her guardian but also struggles with the new responsibility. The two along with their neighbor friend seek on a journey of dreams and life challenges in this coming of age drama. According to IMDb, the film explores two of Sia's favorite themes — finding your voice and what it means to create a family.
The film, described as "a wholly original exploration of the healing power of love and the importance of community," will be held together by Sia's music, which soundtracks "fantastical musical sequences" that paint an alternative world for Music while imagining "a world where those bonds can be strengthened in times of great challenge,” as published by Billboard.
The lead role Music is played by Sia’s longtime collaborator Maddie Ziegler. This also marks her debut on the big screen. For the unversed, Maddie Ziegler has been featured in a lot of Sia’s music videos. Sia has also roped in Academy Award nominee Kate Hudson who plays Music’s half-sister and guardian Zu, a former drug dealer along with the Grammy award winner Leslie Odom Jr who plays her friend Ebo.
The actress, dancer and model is known for appearing in Lifetime's reality show ‘Dance Moms’ at the age of eight. Maddie Ziegler gained worldwide recognition for starring in a series of music videos by Sia, including ‘Chandelier’ and ‘Elastic Heart.’
The 41-year-old actress rose to prominence for her performance in 2000 film ‘Almost Famous’ for which she won a Golden Globe and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Leslie Odom Jr
The actor has performed on Broadway and in television and film and has released three solo jazz albums. The 39-year-old artiste is known for his role of Aaron Burr in the award-winning Broadway musical Hamilton. He won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album as a principal vocalist for the same.
Sia will mark her directorial debut with ‘Music.’ She has also co-written the film with children’s book author Dallas Clayton. ‘Music’ will see a limited IMAX release and HanWay Films is handling global sales of the film.
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