Searchlight Pictures will be the studio in which Taylor Swift will direct her first feature film. The Oscar-winning studio behind “Nomadland” and “The Shape of Water” will produce the original script written by the singer, songwriter, and director. While the project from one of the most successful musicians in the world is a coup, other crucial details, such as the plot and casting, are being kept under wraps until a later date.
“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.
At the MTV Video Music Awards, Swift recently became the first solo artist to win two awards for best direction for her work on “All Too Well: The Man” and “The Short Film.” Swift has won 11 Grammys and is the only female artist to have won album of the year three times. Swift’s tenth studio album, “Midnights,” was released in October.
Swift has a reputation for seamlessly transitioning between pop, country, indie folk, and alternative rock throughout her career. Red, 1989, and Folklore are among her albums.
The 14-minute play “All Too Well: The Short Film,” which Swift wrote and directed, was shown at the Toronto International Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival in 2022. Swift has also appeared in films, including “Valentine’s Day,” “Cats,” and David O. Russell’s “Amsterdam” this year. The last two movies were famous bombs, however Quick just played little parts in them.
The darkly comic horror film “The Menu” by Mark Mylod and Martin McDonagh’s “The Banshees of Inisherin,” which is expected to be a major Oscar contender, were recently released by Searchlight. The upcoming album “And,” which features Emma Stone, Jesse Plemons, and Willem Dafoe, will be released by Yorgos Lanthimos.