Pop singer Taylor Swift will make her directorial debut after penning an original screenplay for Searchlight Pictures.
The studio behind the Oscar-winning films Nomadic Country, The Shape of Water and Birdman announced Friday.
Searchlight did not share any further details about the film's story or plot.
Chief Scouts David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield called Swift "the artist and storyteller of a generation."
“It is a true pleasure and privilege to be associated with him as he embarks on this exciting new creative journey,” they said.
Swift is active in the Academy Awards for her music video and short film Everything Too Good, part of the 2021 re-release of her album Red. at the Tribeca Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. In Toronto, he made a big movie with actor Cameron Bailey, who starred in a short film.
At the event, he talked about what kind of movie he hopes to make in the future.
"I could see it somewhere more humorous and irreverent," Swift said. “I don't always find myself telling stories about the intense, excruciating pain of your prime, when you really need to… form scar tissue to live… I guess so.
Throughout her career, Swift has directed her own music videos. Recently, the music video for his single "Anti-Hero" was criticized for being scary.
His recent video for "All Too Well," which features a 10-minute version of his song of the same name, and its subsequent praise mark the transition from music videos to short films, though there is debate as to whether the video can be considered as such. . . . .
As a music video, this short film won the MTV Video Music, Europe Music, and American Music Awards.
Fellow musician Kendrick Lamar is pushing for a similar Oscar nomination for his short film featuring the "We Cry Together" music video from his latest album Mr. Morality and Big Steps.
Swift has been praised for her directorial efforts. He's set to star in Variety's "Director vs. Directors" series, in which famous directors like James Cameron and Ryan Coogler talk to each other. He will speak with Oscar winner Martin McDonagh, who directed Inisher's Banshee.
The announcement of his inclusion in the series sparked a backlash from fans and film industry insiders who questioned his pedigree compared to other directors on the series, saying he was outshone by more deserving directors [warning: link contains obscenities] . Some attribute his rapid rise to fame and fortune.
"All Too Good" received positive reviews from critics and created a pop culture obsession with Swift's love interest in the film (although its denial, leading theories point to Jake Gyllenhaal), as well as the legends surrounding her scarf. red. Song.
This story originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.