Taylor Swift’s journey to becoming a filmmaker is on track.
On Friday, Variety reported that the pop superstar will be making her feature directorial debut, from an original script she has written.
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Searchlight Pictures, the studio behind recent Best Picture winners “Nomadland” and “The Shape of Water”, will produce the movie.
“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,” Searchlight presidents David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield said in a statement.
Details about the film, including title, casting and plot are all being kept under wraps for now.
Along with being a massively successful singer-songwriter, in recent years, Swift has tried her hand at directing a number of music videos, including for her song “The Man”.
Last year, in conjunction with her re-recorded album Red (Taylor’s Version), Swift directed the 15-minute “All Too Well: The Short Film”, which she later screened during an In Conversation at the Toronto International Film Festival this past September.
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During that conversation onstage with TIFF CEO Cameron Bailey, Swift expressed her desire to direct a feature film.
“I’d like to keep taking baby steps forward and I’m at a place now where the next baby step is not a baby step,” she teased. “It would be committing to making a film and I feel like I would absolutely love for the right opportunity to arise, because I absolutely adore telling stories this way.”
As for what kind of film she would want to make, Swift said, “I think I will always want to tell human stories about human emotion. I never say never, but I can’t imagine myself filming an action sequence. If it happens one day, that will be funny character growth. Could see it going in a more comedic, irreverent place.”