The singer-songwriter will play pony pop star Songbird Serenade, and will record two original songs for the film.
During the official My Little Pony panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Hasbro and Lionsgate announced Sia as the latest addition to the cast of My Little Pony: The Movie. Best known for her eccentric music videos and songwriting ability, her role as pony pop star Songbird Serenade will be one of Sia’s first forays into acting. She will also contribute two original songs to the film’s soundtrack.
Sia will play an integral role in the first big screen adventure of the Mane 6 from the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic TV series. She joins a growing list of talent that will appear in the movie, including Emmy award-winning, Golden Globe-nominated actress Uzo Aduba and Golden Globe-winning actress Emily Blunt, amongst others.
My Little Pony: The Movie is being scripted by Rita Hsiao (Toy Story 2, Mulan) and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic writer Meghan McCarthy, and is being directed by Jayson Thiessen. The film will be produced by Brian Goldner, Stephen Davis and Josh Feldman for Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures.
My Little Pony: The Movie is scheduled to land in theatres globally on 6th October 2017.