Taylor Swift joins cast of 'The Giver,' with co-stars Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges
Film begins shooting in South Africa next week
Taylor Swift has been cast in the upcoming film, "The Giver," an adaptation of Lois Lowry's 1993 young adult novel of the same name. Variety breaks news that Swift will join stars Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges in the cast, which also includes Brenton Thwaites, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgard, Odeya Rush and Cameron Monaghan.
Swift, 23, will play a teen character named Rosemary who is mentored by The Giver, Variety reports. "The Giver" starts filming in Cape Town, South Africa, Oct. 7. It's set to hit theaters on Aug. 15, 2014.
Swift recently wrapped the U.S. leg of her Red Tour, and is scheduled to resume it Nov. 29 for the first of three shows in New Zealand, followed by four December dates in Australia. She also has three shows scheduled at London's O2 Arena in early February.
Swift previously had a small acting role in 2010's "Valentine's Day" and provided the voice of Audrey in the animated film "The Lorax."
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