has booked her first acting role since starring in "Cats
," which she once described as "that weird ass movie."
According to The Hollywood
Reporter, the music
superstar has joined director David O. Russell
's latest film, which has been shrouded in mystery
aside from rumors that it will be a period piece.
Swift will be in good company, with A-listers including Margot Robbie, Christian Bale, and John David Washington
rounding out the cast, which also includes Rami Malek, Zoe Saldana
, Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Rock
, Mike Myers, and Robert De Niro.
We know very little about the film, which does not yet have a title or a release date, except that it was shot in Los Angeles
and Robbie was spotted walking around set looking like this.
Russell produced alongside Matthew Budman and directed from his own original screenplay.
The film will be the director's first since "Joy" was released in theaters in 2015, and it will notably lack the presence of his onetime muse Jennifer Lawrence, who was said to be interested in the project early on.
Swift has dabbled in acting throughout her career, with varying degrees of success. After landing roles in her favorite television
shows, such as "CSI: Crime
" and "New Girl," the singer appeared in the overstuffed rom-com "Valentine's Day" and later in the film adaptation of "The Giver." She was also at the center of Netflix
"Miss Americana," which debunks her.
Despite its box office
failure, "Cats" earned Swift Golden Globe and Grammy
nominations for her original song "Beautiful Ghosts." However, Oscar attention has been elusive for the performer, so perhaps collaborating with five-time nominee Russell will be enough to put the Cats-tastrophe to rest once and for all.