Wednesday, May 29, 2024

“Cats” Didn’t Kill Her Acting Ambitions: Taylor Swift Said to Be Part of David O. Russell’s All-Star Movie (Exclusive)


You’d think having been in “Cats” was enough to dissuade Taylor Swift from acting in more movies.

But the Folklore I’ve heard is that Taylor is in David O. Russell’s up coming all star movie that may be called “Canterbury Glass.”

No one knows much about this movie except it has a huge cast of star including: Christian Bale, John David Washington, Margot Robbie, Alessandro Nivola, Rami Malek, Anna Taylor-Joy, Michael Shannon, and Zoe Saldana, as well as Mike Myers, Chris Rock and Robert De Niro.

I am told that the film is “period piece” set in the Depression. That’s pretty much more than anyone’s heard before. But beyond that, the actual plot and characters remain a mystery.

Will Taylor play a Depression waif? Or will she be a singer? Will she write a song for the movie? Her “Cats” number, “Beautiful Ghosts,” did get her Grammy and Golden Globe nominations. This one could be an Oscar nom.

“Canterbury Glass” or whatever it’s called will eventually be released by 21st Century Not Fox or whatever it’s called, sometime in the future (but probably not this year). It’s Russell’s first movie since “Joy,” and he’s got Emmanuel Lubezki, annoyingly nicknamed “Chivo,” doing the cinematography. This will be a must see film.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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