Taylor Swift has laid the groundwork, and now, similar to clockwork, the dominoes of her directing profession are cascading in a line. Only a day after sharing behind-the-scenes video of her directing the Oscar-eligible All Too Nicely: The Quick Movie, multiple outlets report that she’s written and can direct a feature-length film for Searchlight.
Casting and plot particulars are at present beneath lock and key, as are manufacturing dates. Though, it’s secure to imagine Swift shall be barely busy in coming months with a world tour that you just may have heard about.
“Taylor is a once-in-a-generation artist and storyteller,” stated David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield, presidents at Searchlight Photos, the place the challenge shall be produced, stated in a press release. “It’s a real pleasure and privilege to collaborate together with her as she embarks on this thrilling and new artistic journey.” (Self-importance Truthful has reached out to a rep for Swift for remark.)
Swift, who has picked up two MTV VMAs for guiding All Too Nicely: The Quick Movie and the music video for “The Man,” has directed a number of of her personal music movies, comparable to 2019’s “Lover,” 2020’s “Cardigan,” and two latest Midnights tracks, “Anti-Hero” and “Bejeweled.” She’s additionally acted in supporting roles all through her profession, together with roles in Valentine’s Day, The Giver, Cats, and this 12 months’s Amsterdam.
As a part of her awards push for the 14-minute All Too Nicely: The Quick Movie, which Swift wrote and directed based mostly on her real-life breakup (allegedly with Jake Gyllenhaal), she’s made appearances on the Tribeca Film Festival in New York and the Toronto International Film Festival. On the latter occasion, Swift detailed her cinematic influences, together with Chloé Zhao, Greta Gerwig, and pal Lena Dunham. She additionally addressed her privilege in having the ability to make a movie in any respect. “After we discuss feminine filmmakers, I additionally understand there are individuals which can be working so laborious to get financing, to get any kind of price range collectively to make the productions and tasks they need to make,” Swift stated. “So I actually bow down, tip my hat to these feminine filmmakers.”
Throughout that dialog, Swift additionally voiced her intentions to direct a feature-length challenge. “I’d love for the proper alternative to come up,” she stated [via Entertainment Weekly]. “I like telling tales this fashion. If it have been the proper factor, it could be a privilege and an honor.” After stating the apparent—“I’ve quite a lot of bandwidth to place into artistic issues”—Swift added, “I’d completely like to increase by way of filmmaking and storytelling. It is a pure extension of my writing, and so long as I can maintain doing the entire pure extensions of my writing, doing exhibits is a pure extension of my writing. I like that too.”