Out superstar JoJo Siwa is expanding her range from children’s performer to scream queen.
The YouTube sensation recently announced she will star in a horror movie called All My Friends Are Dead, directed by Saw 3D writer Marcus Dunstan.
The film will tell the story of a group of college friends who attend a music festival together and get a great deal on an Airbnb. But the weekend soon turns deadly. The friends start falling one by one as they indulge in the seven deadly sins.
Also starring in the film is actress Jade Pettyjohn, known for her work in Nickelodeon’s School of Rock as well as Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere
In a statement to Deadline, Siwa said she is “so grateful” to be part of the film.
“This is a project that is so different from anything I’ve done previously; however, I absolutely love horror movies and I can’t wait to start production! I’m also excited to work with Jade again. We worked together when we were younger and can’t wait to create this movie together.”
Siwa came out in early 2021 and has since been a vocal LGBTQ+ advocate. Her coming out has been considered massively influential for today’s youth due to the size of her fan base.
She also became part of the first-ever same-sex pair on season 30 of Dancing with the Stars, ABC’s popular and long-running dance competition show.
“It’s really special that not only now do I get to share with the world that you get to love who you want to love, but also you get a dance with whom you want to dance,” she told Variety when the news broke.
“I want to make it OK for the people who come after me,” she said. “I want to make everything OK for the people who come after me.”
In October, she shared details of her “gay awakening” via a viral TikTok challenge.
The out dancer and “Boomerang” singer posted a video where she “rapped” about the pop culture moments that led her to understand her sexuality.