Taylor Swift to Star in David O. Russell’s New Movie

Taylor Swift at the Teen Choice Awards 2019.
Taylor Swift at the Teen Choice Awards 2019. Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety/Shutterstock (10359323cg)

Pop superstar Taylor Swift has returned to acting for the first time since 2019’s bust Cats. The “Shake it Off” singer will appear in the new movie by American Hustle director David O. Russell.

Details about the project are scarce, with the title, plot, and release date still being kept under wraps. It was reported, however, that Russell is directing from a script he wrote himself and that the movie already finished production. The feature will be Russell’s first directorial effort since 2015 and Golden Globe-nominated comedy-drama Joy.

The movie already boasts an ensemble cast that includes Margot Robbie, Christian Bale, Zoe Saldana, and Chris Rock. Mike Myers, Robert De Niro, Rami Malek, and John David Washington are also set to star.

Taylor Swift made her acting debut in ensemble romantic comedy Valentine’s Day in 2010. The movie was met with negative reviews but ended up being a major box office hit. She then went on to voice Audrey in Pixar’s animated feature The Lorax and play a major role in the adaptation of Lois Lowry’s young-adult novel The Giver.

Swift was once again at the top of the bill in the 2019’s film version of Tony Award-winning stage musical Cats. While the movie ended up being panned by the critics, most reviews singled out Swift’s performance as one of its rare bright spots.