Taylor Swift is directing her first feature film

Film studio Searchlight Pictures announced on December 9 that they will be working on a film together with Taylor Swift. Swift wrote the screenplay. It is also her debut directing a feature-length film. She has directed short films in the past.

In the announcement, Searchlight Pictures Presidents David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield said, “Taylor is a unique artist and storyteller. It is a true pleasure and privilege to work with her as she embarks on this exciting new creative journey.” No title or other details about the film are known at this time. In the past, Searchlight Pictures has been responsible for films such as 12 Years a Slave, Slumdog Millionaire, Jojo Rabbit and Nomadland.

Speaking about her short film based on the song “All To Well” from the album RED (2012), Taylor Swift shared her goals for future films at the 2022 Toronto Film Festival: “I think I’ll always want to tell human stories about human feelings. I never say never, but I can’t imagine shooting an action sequence. If it does come to that one day, that would honestly be fun character development, but right now I could see it going in more of a comedic, irreverent direction.”

With the film, she led, as well as with the video “The Man”, directed and won MTV Video Music Awards for Best Direction for both. She won in 2020 with The Man and won in 2022 with All To Well, becoming the first solo artist to win the award twice. In addition, she is nominated for the Oscar 2023 in the category “Best Live Action Short Film” with “All To Well”.

After Taylor Swift released her current album MIDNIGHTS on October 21, “The Eras Tour” in America is planned for 2023. Beginning on March 24th in Las Vegas, Nevada and ending on August 9th in Inglewood, California, she will travel across the states to play 52 concerts.