Amsterdam hits theatres on November 3.
Taylor Swift returns to acting in David O. Russell’s upcoming murder mystery, Amsterdam. Set to hit theatres on November 3, the film features a star-studded cast including Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Chris Rock, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Rami Malek.
The film follows three close friends in the 1930s as they set out to prove their innocence in Amsterdam after they're caught in the centre of one of the most shocking secret plots in American history.
“A lot of this actually happened,” the trailer teases. “Three friends altered the course of American history.”
According to Billboard, Swift reportedly plays a character mourning the loss of her father. In the latest trailer, she is seen wearing red lipstick with her hair in an intricate up-do. Her character, who seems to be crying, wears a dress and hat consistent with 1930s fashion.
“You have a dead white man in a box. It’s not even a coffin, it has no lid,” Rock says as Swift sobs. “You know who’s going to get in trouble? The Black men.”
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Swift’s last film appearance was in the 2019 adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats, where she played Bombalurina. She also acted in The Giver, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax and Valentine’s Day, as well as TV roles on New Girl and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
In 2012, Swift said she had been reading scripts and had an acting coach for several years.
"I’ve been reading scripts for about five years— just kind of under the radar, asking my agents to please send me everything that might be good," she told the Philippine Daily Inquirer. "In my free time I just read and read. When I look at acting careers that I really admire, I see that it's been a precise decision-making process for these people. They make decisions based on what they love, and they do only the things that they are passionate about. They play only characters that they can't stop thinking about."
Last month, Swift shared the new song Carolina, which she wrote for the soundtrack of the forthcoming film Where the Crawdads Sing. The new song is produced by Aaron Dessner and was recorded in a style befitting the era in which the film is set, using instruments that were only available before 1953. It was also recorded in only one take.
Swift wrote on social media, “About a year and half ago, I wrote a song about the story of a girl who always lived on the outside, looking in. Figuratively and literally. The juxtaposition of her loneliness and independence. Her curiosity and fear all tangled up. Her persisting gentleness and the world’s betrayal of it.”
She added, “Where The Crawdads Sing is a book I got absolutely lost in when I read it years ago. As soon as I heard there was a film in the works starring the incredible [Daisy Edgar-Jones] and produced by the brilliant [Reese Witherspoon], I knew I wanted to be a part of it from the musical side. I wrote the song Carolina alone and asked my friend [Aaron Dessner] to produce it. I wanted to create something haunting and ethereal to match this mesmerizing story.”
Where The Crawdads Sing was initially released as a best-selling novel in 2018. The story takes place in 1969 and is set in Barkley Cove, a small town on the coast of North Carolina. It follows a young woman named Kya Clark after being abandoned by her family as a child and raises herself in South Carolina’s marshes. Known by her town as “marsh girl,” leaving her shunned and mistreated by those around her, she later finds herself involved with two men from the town. But when one ends up dead, she becomes suspect number one.
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