Date: 12th December 2022

Taylor Swift To Write And Direct First Feature Film.

Taylor Swift is to make her feature directorial debut with Searchlight Pictures based an original script written by the award-winning singer-songwriter.

No story details, casting, title or shoot dates have yet been revealed but Searchlight, the studio behind Oscar-winners Nomadland and The Shape Of Water, has confirmed it will produce the feature.

"Taylor is a once-in-a-generation artist and storyteller. It is a genuine joy and privilege to collaborate with her as she embarks on this exciting and new creative journey." said Searchlight presidents David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield.

Though this will be her first feature, this won't mark Swift's first time behind the camera: she previously directed "All Too Well: The Short Film," which accompanied her rerecorded album "Red (Taylor's Version)" in 2021. The 14-minute film starred Sadie Sink and Dylan O'Brien and went on to win various MTV Video Music Awards and American Music Awards. It's also up for best music video at the upcoming Grammys.

Swift has directed a number of her own music videos stretching back to her teenage years. Since her 2019 album “Lover” she has directed almost all of her videos, making history in the process. She has won Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards three times, more than any other artist. She prevailed for “Bad Blood,” “You Need to Calm Down,” and “All Too Well: The Short Film,” the last two of which she also directed.

Swift's list of acting credits, on the other hand, is much smaller. To date, she's had cameos in "Valentine's Day," "The Giver," "Cats," and "Amsterdam." It's unclear if Swift will also star in her currently untitled feature film, and casting announcements have not yet been made.

Source: Press Release