Taylor Swift Is Set To Direct Her First Ever Feature Film

By Rufus Punt | 19th December 2022
Singer Taylor Swift

Spielberg, Scorcese, Peele, Swift? She’s achieved a lot as a best-selling singer-songwriter, but now Taylor Swift wants to make the jump into film directing. She’s already written up a script and is working with Searchlight Pictures to develop and direct the first-ever Taylor Swift film.

There are no details on a title or what the story will entail, but it’s a safe bet that it’ll probably pull from Swift’s life and experiences – much like her songs. Can’t wait until next year? Check out our culture section for all the new releases.

The musician has shown an interest in directing before, having directed several of her own music videos like “The Man” and “Cardigan.” She also co-directed other videos with a keen interest in how things looked visually, and this all built up to her directing her first short film, All Too Well: The Short Film. All Too Well stars Stranger Things’ Sadie Sink and The Maze Runner’s Dylan O’Brien as a romantic couple, whose relationship eventually falls apart. As well as writing and directing the film, Swift made a 10-minute version of the song of the same name to act as the short’s soundtrack, which was included on the re-released version of her album Red.All Too Well received positive reviews from film critics and propelled Swift to pursue a full-length feature film project. While details on plot, title and casting will be announced “at a later date,” the singer recently appeared on an episode of Variety’s Directors on Directors, discussing films and filmmaking with Martin McDonagh, whose film The Banshees of Inisherin debuted this year and whose play The Pillowman is returning to the West End. The 45-minute video sees Swift talking passionately about her creative processes and interest in making films, as well as her love of McDonagh’s filmography. The pair discuss elements of filmmaking like how to set up shoots for films, with Swift being surprised and intrigued by McDonagh’s admission that he doesn’t plan out shots much ahead of time. Overall, Swift says that she has always wanted to “tell stories.”


While there’s no idea of a release date or production schedule for the first Taylor Swift film, you can see the actress make an appearance in this year’s Amsterdam, directed by David O’Russell on Disney+.

For more great films to watch on streaming, check out our best of films for December list.

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