Taylor Swift, the one and only, has been cast in her next film, joining an already huuuuuuge lineup. It kinda reminds me of that time she was in the equally star-studded Cats… but, uh, let’s hope this movie does better than that one.
According to industry publication Variety, Swift joins [inhales deeply] our very own Margot Robbie (Birds of Prey), Christian Bale (Batman), John David Washington (Tenet), Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), and Zoë Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy) in the untitled film.
David O. Russell will helm the film from a script he wrote himself. You may know him for his other movies American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook. I’d say that’s promising! I bloody love Silver Linings Playbook, which I can’t believe came out in 2012.
The plot of Russell’s new film is currently under lock and key, so there’s nothing to report on there just yet. We’ll keep you updated though, especially with a cast like this one.
Swift made her film debut in the 2010 rom-com Valentine’s Day – good times – and followed that up with a voice role in the 2012 animated Dr. Seuss movie The Lorax, plus the young adult / sci-fi movie The Giver in 2014.
Swift was also the subject of her documentary Miss Americana, which debuted on the opening night of the Sundance Film Festival in 2020 before later premiering on Netflix.
The doco delved into Swift’s career, including her rise and fall from meteoric fame, her redemption AKA her Reputation album, and her shift into political activism.
Cats, meanwhile, came out at the end of 2019 and co-starred Jennifer Hudson, Idris Elba, Judi Dench, Jasoooooon Derulo, Rebel Wilson, and Ian McKellen.
I have yet to watch the movie – I think I’m afraid to – but the closest I got was experiencing it through Seth Rogen‘s account of the film, which he watched while really, really stoned.