This one will have you swinging from the chandelier: acclaimed recording artist Sia is going to take off her wig to direct a movie, currently titled Music. We admit it’s a somewhat generic sounding name for a film, but that’s where the basic stuff ends. Popular children’s book author Dallas Clayton (Lily the Unicorn) is writing the screenplay based on a story developed by Sia, and it centers on a sober drug dealer and their relationship with a younger sister who has autism. The cast, so far, includes Kate Hudson as the older sister, Hamilton star Leslie Odom, Jr., Tig Notaro, and veteran Sia video star Maddie Ziegler as Hudson’s young sibling. Sia is also working on music for Music – because it’s a musical, after all.
It’s the Happiest Season for lesbians into Kristen Stewart
We realize it’s only February, but suddenly we’re dreaming of a Christmas yet to come, one in which the comedy with the current working title Happiest Season will bring visions of sugarplummy Sapphic romance to multiplexes across this great lesbian-starved land. TriStar picked up the worldwide rights to the holiday-themed project from the writing team of Clea DuVall (who will also direct) and Mary Holland. Meanwhile Kristen Stewart has signed on to star and Mackenzie Davis (Tully) is in negotiations to co-star. The story involves a young woman planning to propose to her girlfriend at her family’s annual holiday party, only to discover that her partner has not yet come out to her conservative family. We detect a bit of Birdcage-ian farce in this premise, and we’re fine with that. One problem: now we’ve got Andy Williams’ “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of The Year” in our head. Probably for the rest of the week.