Taylor Swift declares her feature film directing debut

The first feature film that Taylor Swift is producing.

The Shake It Off singer is working with Searchlight Pictures to adapt her own screenplay into a movie.

In the announcement on Friday, no information on the storyline or casting was provided.

The presidents of Searchlight, David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield, said in a statement that Taylor is a once-in-a-generation artist and storyteller. “It is a true delight and honor to cooperate with her as she begins on this exciting and new creative adventure,” they said.

The 32-year-old is acknowledged as the director of the 2020 concert documentary film Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions, in which she played songs from her Folklore album at a remote recording studio. Since 2019, she has directed all of her music videos.

With All Too Well: The Short Film, an adaptation of her 10-minute song All Too Well, Taylor advanced her directorial skills. Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien appeared in the 15-minute film, which debuted in November 2021 and won several honors. At the MTV Video Music Awards in August, she became the first performer to win Video of the Year for a self-directed work.

She expressed her desire to create and direct a feature film to filmmaker Mike Mills during the Tribeca Film Festival in June of this year.

In addition to singing, the actress has been in a number of movies, including Cats, The Giver, Valentine’s Day, and this year’s Amsterdam, which was directed by David O. Russell.

Following the release of a behind-the-scenes film showing Taylor directing Sadie and Dylan for All Too Well, Friday’s announcement was made. Additionally, it was disclosed on Thursday that Taylor had spoken with Martin McDonagh about his film The Banshees of Inisherin for Variety’s annual Directors on Directors video series. On Monday, their chat will be made public.