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Taylor Swift has taken a major step forward in her acting career.

The singer has landed a role in the film The Giver, a big screen version of the popular young adult novel by Louis Lowry.

It's unclear at the moment just what role Swift will take on, but it's not unclear just how impressive a cast she's joining.

Taylor Swift Red Carpet Image

Brenton Thwaites - yes, rumored love interest Brenton Thwaites! - will portray an individual selected for life service as the Receiver of Memories, while the title character will be played by Jeff Bridges.

Others on board include Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgard and Meryl Streep.

The Giver will start filming October 7 on South Africa and be released on August 15, 2014.

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Taylor Swift is out. Samantha Barks is in.

A few weeks after the singer had supposedly landed the role of Eponine in the upcoming big screen version of Les Miserables - alongside such acting stalwarts as Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Sacha Baron Cohen and Anne Hathaway - Broadway World now reports the artist will be replaced in the film by Samantha Barks.

As seen below, that actress took on the same character in a 2010 tribute concert to the production, and was subsequently linked romantically to Nick Jonas.

  • Samantha Barks as Eponine
  • Taylor Swift  in London

Tweeted Barks soon after this announcement was made: "Most incredible moment of my life!!!!"

No word was given for the switch.

[Photos: WENN.com]

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Taylor Swift is about to make a major mark on the movie industry.

The singer has reportedly been offered the role of Eponine in the upcoming big screen adaption of Broadway's Les Miserables. The character belts out one of the show's most beloved numbers, "On My Own," and Swift beat out such heavyweights for the part as Scarlett Johansson, Lea Michele and Evan Rachel Wood.

Taylor Swift in Red

The film will also star Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen. Impressive company, indeed, for Swift.

The singer's only previous acting work involved small roles in Valentine's Day and CSI.

[Photo: WENN.com]