THE LOS ANGELES – Taylor Swift, a Grammy-winning musician, will make her movie directing debut with a story she wrote, Searchlight Pictures announced on Friday.
The subject matter and release date of Swift’s movie were both kept a secret by Walt Disney Co.-owned Searchlight, which also produced the 2022 drama “The Banshees of Inisherin” and Oscar best picture nominees “The Shape of Water” and “Nomadland.”
“Taylor is a storyteller and artist of a once-in-a-generation caliber. According to Searchlight Presidents David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield in a statement, working with Diana as she begins this exciting and new creative adventure is a genuine delight and privilege.
The “Shake it Off” singer was the first person to win three Video of the Year honours at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards and the second woman to direct a winning Best Longform Video, which was Swift’s 2021 “All Too Well: The Short Film.”
Taylor Swift will direct her first feature film from a script that she wrote.
Swift is the first female artist in Grammy history to have won the coveted Album of the Year award three times. She has won 11 Grammy awards overall.
The 10-minute version of “All Too Well,” which is eligible for the Best Live-Action Short category at the 2023 Oscars, received a recent Grammy nomination for Song of the Year.
The 2023 Oscar nominations will be revealed on January 24.