Taylor Swift Cast in The Giver With Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes and Brenton Thwaites

Taylor Swift on September 24, 2013 in Hollywood
Taylor Swift has been cast in a supporting role in the new Weinstein Company film The Giver David Livingston/Getty

Making room on her mantle for an Oscar? Taylor Swift is heading back to the big screen once again — this time in an intense new supporting role in the film adaptation of the young adult novel The Giver by Louis Lowry.

The singer — who recently wrapped the last leg of her Red tour — will be joining a slew of Hollywood A-listers on the new Weinstein Company film. Her costars include three-time Oscar-winner Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Alexander Skarsgard, Katie Holmes, Brenton Thwaites, Odeya Rush and Cameron Monaghan.

"The Giver has always been a favorite book of mine and my kids," TWC Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein said in a statement Friday. "We could not have assembled a more impressive cast for this project behind Lois Lowry’s beautiful novel and the directorial talents of Phil Noyce, and are tremendously excited to commence production."

As previously reported, Swift and her new costar Thwaites were briefly linked in September when they were spotted flirting at a private bash by Weinstein himself during the Toronto International Film Festival. But alas, the mingling appears to have been just a huge hint at the upcoming collaboration.

In fact, a source reveals to Us that Weinsten was overheard saying "See you in South Africa" to the two stars at the party. The cast of The Giver will soon be leaving to shoot in the country.

"Harvey Weinstein took Taylor to his table and sat her next to Brenton. They had a nice time talking but no numbers were exchanged," a Swift pal told Us Weekly exclusively at the time. "They are definitely not dating." 

Swift's previous acting credits include a guest spot on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Valentine's Day, The Lorax and a guest appearance on the season finale of New Girl in Season 2.

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