Maddie Ziegler will try her hand at voice acting in the upcoming animated movie “Ballerina,” where she will give life to Camille.
Just recently, the official teaser for “Ballerina” was released online, and it shows the adventures of the lead character, Felice (Elle Fanning). The 11-year-old orphan dreams of performing at the Paris Opera, but her lack of proper training in ballet makes it difficult to attain. Luckily, Felice will be guided by the people she encounters, who inspire her to work hard and to never lose hope.
In one of the scenes from the clip, Felice attends a series of ballet classes. Her dance teacher tells her and her classmates that there will be an audition in the coming days. Felice couldn’t help but feel the pressure, but the caretaker at the Paris Opera helps her through it all. Despite being told by the bullies that she will always be nothing, Felice becomes motivated to work harder after the caretaker tells her that she’s the most passionate student in her batch.
“Ballerina” is directed by Eric Summer and Eric Warin. The screenplay was written by Summer and Carol Noble. Other artists who lent their voice for the movie include Dane DeHaan, who gives life to Victor, and Carly Rae Jepsen, who voices Odette.
In other news, Ziegler will also be starring in two other movies after leaving “Dance Moms” earlier this year. The 14-year-old professional dancer has been cast to play the role of Christina Sickleman in “The Book of Henry," according to Variety. The production for the film has been completed earlier this year, and it is slated for release sometime in 2017. Ziegler will also team up with her good friend Sia in the latter’s movie, “Sister.” Production and other details about the project haven’t been shared yet.