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Casting rumors are rarely so tantalizing, but sometimes we just can't resist.
Page Six is reporting that Taylor Swift is joining "The Giver," with Brenton Thwaites, and Oscar winners Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep.
According to Page Six, "Sources said that Swift was offered a supporting role by Harvey Weinstein in Toronto when she hit town for the premiere of 'One Chance,' for which she wrote the song 'Sweeter Than Fiction' with Jack Antonoff of fun." (Other gossip mags reported Swift and Thwaites hitting it off during TIFF, so, you know, grain of salt, etc.)
If Swift really is cast in "The Giver," the most likely role for her would be Fiona, the friend and possible crush of Thwaites's character Jonas. Swift's acting credits include "Valentine's Day" opposite Taylor "Llamaface" Lautner and the voice of Audrey in "The Lorax." Another rumor has her in a small part in Matthew Vaughn's "Secret Service," though her reps have denied it. In any case, people really want Taylor Swift to get into acting.
In actual casting news, Katie Holmes has signed on to play Jonas's nameless mother. Alexander Skarsgard was reportedly in "advanced negotiations" to play Jonas's father in the film. That hasn't been confirmed, but shooting will start soonish in South Africa so we'll probably find out sooner rather than later.
[via Page Six]