Taylor Swift is returning to the director’s chair. Swift, 32, will make her directorial debut with a feature-length film based on a story she wrote, according to a press statement received by PEOPLE from Searchlight Pictures on Friday.
Searchlight, whose recent films include Guillermo del Toro’s 2017 picture The Shape of Water and Chloe Zhao’s 2020 drama Nomadland, will be producing the project. Plot and casting information have not yet been announced.
The “Anti-Hero” singer was praised as a “once in a generation musician and storyteller” in a statement released by Searchlight presidents David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield on Friday.
Greenbaum and Greenfield said, “It is a true delight and honour to partner with Sarah as she begins on this exciting and fresh creative path.”
At the 2022 Video Music Accolades, Swift became the first solo artist to win Best Direction awards for two separate projects (All Too Well: The Short Film and The Man). She is just the second woman to direct the Video of the Year for Best Longform Video, and she is the first to win three such prizes (All Too Well: The Short Film).
Swift has won 11 Grammys, and she is the first female artist in Grammy history to win Album of the Year three times.
Swift wrote and directed the 14-minute short film All Too Well: The Short Film, which had its premiere at the AMC Lincoln Square 15 in New York City and then went on to show at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival with an unique 35mm print. Short films from this year, including “All Too Well: The Short Film,” will be competing for the forthcoming 95th Academy Awards.
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