Taylor Swift joins the star-studded ensemble of David O. Russell’s next film

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

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Singer and songwriter Taylor Swift will get to share the big screen with the likes of Robert De Niro, Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, and John David Washington. It has been announced that Swift has joined the ensemble cast of director David O. Russell's next film.

The nature of Swift's role has yet to be revealed but reports suggest that the project has already wrapped filming and the casting news held until now. The plan is for the project to be released theatrically via 20th Century Studios but an official release date has not been set as of this writing. The title of the film is also unknown at this time but the film isn't lacking in A-list names build interest. In addition to De Niro, Bale, Robbie, and Washington, the film also stars Rami Malek, Zoe Saldana, Timothy Olyphant, Michael Shannon, Chris Rock, Anya Taylor-Joy, Andrew Riseborough, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Alessandro Nivola. Needless to say, Taylor Swift is in some pretty good company.

The project marks David O. Russell's return to the movies following the 2015 release of Joy, which starred Jennifer Lawrence. The new film will also see him directing using his own original screenplay, which reportedly follows a doctor and a lawyer who form an unlikely partnership. David O. Russell has had a bit of a rep for being, shall we say, passionate when he's directing his films but whatever unease that could cause seems to be outweighed by the final product, which tends to be rather good. The director has such films as Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, and The Fighter under his belt and that is a filmography that allows the director to attract A-list talent on a regular basis.

As for Taylor Swift, she is best known for dominating the music industry as a singer-songwriter that has sold over 200 million records worldwide. Swift has hit the big screen before but perhaps this David O. Russell project will put to bed some of her best endeavors in movies. For better or worse, Swift was featured in 2019's Cats, which continues to get a beating in some circles today. She also was featured in a small supporting role in the 2010 ensemble romantic comedy, Valentine's Day, which proved to be a big hit but wasn't well-received by critics. In addition to those roles, Swift lent her voice to the animated movie The Lorax and she was featured in another supporting role in 2014's The Giver.

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Source: Deadline

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