After her minor role in the Cats, Taylor Swift is back to acting. The singer-songwriter will be back on the big screen for David O. Rusell’s upcoming film.
The movie stars Margot Robbie, Christian Bale and John David Washington, with a massive cast that also includes Rami Malek, Zoe Saldana, Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Rock, Mike Myers, Robert De Niro, Michael Shannon and Timothy Olyphant. The New Regency project will see Russell direct from his own script, his first time in the director’s seat since 2015’s Joy, starring Jennifer Lawrence. Russell is producing with Matthew Budman.
The film marks Swift’s first onscreen role since 2019’s Cats, playing Bombalurina in the Universal adaption of the Andrew Lloyd Webber stage musical. Her other acting credits include Garry Marshall’s Valentine’s Day and the adaptation of the young adult classic The Giver, starring Meryl Streep. She also was the subject of the Netflix documentary Miss Americana, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
Recently, Swift topped the UK’s Official Albums Chart, beating a long-held record by the English rock band The Beatles. According to a report by TMZ, the album hit number 1 in the UK, and with that Swift has racked up 3, number-1 albums- ‘Fearless’, ‘Folklore’, and ‘Evermore’ in 259 days. This has beaten The Beatles’ record who took 364 days to get number 1 rank with 3 albums in a row. The English band maintained the record for 54 years until Swift broke the same on April 17.
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The Grammy-award winning artist extended gratitude to her fans by penning a note of thanks on Twitter that said, “WELL WELL WELL you all really went out and left my greatest expectations in shambles this week. Word on the street is you made Fearless (my version) the biggest country album 1st week of the last 6 years & the top release of 2021 so far. Honestly?? How?? Did I get this lucky??”