Dancer, actress, and influencer JoJo Siwa has her next project all planned out and it looks like it’s going to be a wonderful Christmas time.
Siwa is set to star in Bounce, a Christmas body swap movie for Paramount Players. Deadline reported the news and said that the film will be directed by Susan Johnson, the director of To All the Boys I've Loved Before.
Bounce is a body swapping holiday movie about a girl (Siwa), who makes a wish that she could trade her family for a new one on Christmas Eve. Then, “her wish is granted and she finds herself 'bouncing' into the lives of other girls and living Christmas Day on repeat — learning the value of family, finding your voice and the power of love.”
The film is being written by Josann McGibbon, who wrote Runaway Bride and was a writer and executive producer for the Disney Channel’s Descendants series of movies. It is being produced by Will Smith with James Lassiter and Caleeb Pinkett.
Siwa rose to fame on the reality series Dance Moms and has since become a wildly popular YouTuber and TikTok star with lines of accessories, makeup, and other products.
The star came out earlier this year, first by posting a series of TikToks. In one she can be seen lip syncing to Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” and specifically the “no matter gay, straight, or bi, lesbian, transgender,” line. In another video, she dances with a group of LGBTQ+ TikTokers including Mollee Gray and Garrett Clayton with the caption “now you’re one of us.”
After those videos went viral, Siwa revealed that she is dating her best friend Kylie Prue. “After being my best friend for over a year, January 8th 2021 I got to start calling this exceptional human my Girlfriend,” she said, “and Since then I’ve been the happiest I have ever been!"
This month, she made the cover of People Magazine, where she clarified her sexuality. “I don't know, bisexual, pansexual, queer, lesbian, gay, straight. I always just say gay because it just kind of covers it or queer because I think the keyword is cool," she said. "I like queer. Technically I would say that I am pansexual because that's how I have always been my whole life is just like, my human is my human."
Siwa is also set to star in the Nichelodeon live-action musical The J Team which she began filming in Canada earlier this year. That project is executive produced by the star and is based loosely on some of the events in her life. She plays a young girl, also named JoJo.