Music (2020 Film)
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Music 2020 Film
Directed bySia Furler
Produced bySia Furler
Vincent Landay
Screenplay by
Story bySia Furler
Music bySia
CinematographySebastian Winterø
Landay Entertainment
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
DreamWorks Pictures
Release date
  • August 22, 2020 (2020-08-22)

Music is an upcoming musical film directed by singer-songwriter Sia and starring Kate Hudson, Maddie Ziegler and Leslie Odom Jr. Its screenplay was co-written by Sia and children's book author Dallas Clayton.[1][2]

The story is about an autistic teenager (Ziegler), who is cared for by her sober, drug-dealing sister (Hudson).[3][4]


Background and development

Kate Hudson (pictured in 2012) is set to co-star in the film.

Sia announced the film project at the 2015 Venice Film Festival, to star Maddie Ziegler, who starred in a series of music videos that Sia co-directed with Daniel Askill[7][8] and who has danced during many of Sia's live performances.[8][9]

After creating the music video for "Chandelier" in 2014, Sia decided she was "pretty good" at directing and "felt a little bit braver".[7] The film's screenplay was co-written by Sia and children's book author Dallas Clayton based on a one-page story that she had written in 2007.[10] Sia enjoyed the creative process and noted similarities between directing and writing songs. She said:

For me, the process was basically, I work out the movie. I'll act it out, I'll have the dialogue already in my head ... I can't be bothered to learn Final Draft. ... Like, when I sing, I just want to sing the melody and write the lyrics. I don't want to have to do production, which is very technical. I don't enjoy that.[7][8]

The project, originally conceived as a non-musical film, was subsequently written as a musical, with songs by Sia and choreography by Sia's frequent collaborator Ryan Heffington. It was first given the working title Sister and subsequently renamed Music.[11][3] By 2018, Kate Hudson and Leslie Odom Jr. were also set to star.[12]

Planned release

Sia stated in 2019 that the film was set for release in October of that year,[13] but it is now due for release in IMAX theatres on August 22, 2020.[14]


Sia wrote 10 songs for the film; she released "Together" as the lead single from the soundtrack on May 20, 2020.[5]


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  2. ^ (August 1, 2017). "Sia will be releasing her first Christmas album". Toronto Sun. Archived from the original on February 6, 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ a b Aron, Hillel. "How Sia Saved Herself" Archived 2018-08-24 at the Wayback Machine, Rolling Stone, August 24, 2018
  4. ^ Tang, Estelle. "Sia's Repetto Shoes Are Good for Dancing and Going Undercover at Kardashian Parties" Archived 2019-02-26 at the Wayback Machine,, February 25, 2019
  5. ^ a b c Shaffer, Claire. "Sia Premieres 'Together' from Her Upcoming Album and Film, Music". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ "Mary Kay Place Talks 'Diane' At 2019 IFP Gotham Awards". December 6, 2019. Retrieved 2020.
  7. ^ a b c "Sia to direct film starring young muse Maddie Ziegler". BBC News. 8 September 2015. Archived from the original on 11 September 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ a b c Tewari, Nidhi (9 September 2015). "'Elastic Heart' Singer Sia to Make a Film Titled 'Sister' with Her Muse Maddie Zeigler". International Business Times. Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 2015.; "Sia Releases Captivating 'Cheap Thrills' Video Featuring Maddie Ziegler" Archived 2016-09-10 at the Wayback Machine, Billboard, March 21, 2016; and Murphy, Desiree "Maddie Ziegler Rocks a Black Wig, Rainbow Face Paint in Sia's Haunting Tribute Video to Orlando Victims" Archived 2017-04-17 at the Wayback Machine,, 6 September 2016
  9. ^ Lipshutz, Jason. "Sia Remains an Essential Live Performer in 2016" Archived 2016-11-23 at the Wayback Machine, Billboard, October 26, 2016
  10. ^ Anderson, Ariston (7 September 2016). "Venice: Sia Explains Why She's Directing Her Maddie Ziegler Screenplay". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 11 September 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  11. ^ Harding, Laura. "Kate Hudson backs Sia as a director after musical collaboration" Archived 2018-07-03 at the Wayback Machine, Independent, March 22, 2018
  12. ^ Puente, Maria. "Kate Hudson expecting baby No. 3, details worst morning sickness of her life" Archived 2018-06-20 at the Wayback Machine, USA Today, April 6, 2018
  13. ^ Kickham, Dylan. "Sia's Movie Music Will Hit Theaters This Fall, Starring Maddie Zeigler & Kate Hudson" Archived 2019-05-30 at the Wayback Machine, Elite Daily, May 29, 2019
  14. ^ Dinh, James. "Sia Says Her Film Will Break Your Heart, Then Put the Pieces Back Together", iHeart Radio, 29 May 2020

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