Undeterred by the nightmares of digital fur technology, Taylor Swift booked her first acting gig since starring in what she once affectionately described as “That Weird Ass Flick”, aka “Cats”.
The music superstar has joined the latest film from “American Hustle” director David O. Russell, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film has been shrouded in mystery aside from rumors that this project will be a period piece.
Swift will be in good company with stars like Margot Robbie, Christian Bale and John David Washington to complete the stacked cast, which also includes Rami Malek, Zoe Saldana, Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Rock, Mike Myers and Robert De Niro.
We know next to nothing about the film, which currently has no title or release date, except that production has already wrapped up in Los Angeles and Robbie was spotted walking around like this.
Russell directed from his own original screenplay and produced alongside Matthew Budman.
The film will be the director’s first since “Joy” hit theaters in 2015 and notably doesn’t feature his former muse Jennifer Lawrence, who reportedly circled the project in its early days.
Swift has experimented with acting throughout his career with varying degrees of success. After booking roles in her favorite television series, including “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “New Girl,” the singer appeared in the over-drunk romantic comedy “Valentine’s Day” and later in the film adaptation of “The Giver “. She was also the focus of Netflix’s documentary “Miss Americana,” which debuted with great success at the Sundance Film Festival last year.
Despite a box office failure, “Cats” ultimately won Swift Golden Globe and Grammy nominations for their original song “Beautiful Ghosts”. But Oscar’s attention has always been elusive for the performer, so maybe teaming up with five-time nominee Russell might be enough to put this cat-tastrophe to bed once and for all.
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