Taylor Swift is getting more animated than usual. She has joined the cast of Universal”s “The Lorax.”
The 3-D animated feature is based on the popular Dr. Seuss book. Swift will give voice to Audrey, girlfriend to Ted, who goes to find the Lorax. Zac Efron will play Ted, according to Entertainment Weekly. He better treat Swift right or he”ll be a song on her next album. “The Lorax is set for a March 2012 release.
Swift previously appeared in Garry Marshall”s “Valentine”s Day.”
Another country star is also taking to the screen. LeAnn Rimes will appear in “Reel Love,” one of two new television movies made for CMT. Rimes” character returns to her small town after living in the big city for a family emergency, stays and finds love. Just a reminder: in her last made-for-TV movie, Lifetime”s 2009 “Northern Lives,” she and her co-star Eddie Cibrian, fell in love and are now engaged. “Reel Love” debuts in September.
Rising country artist and Broadway actress Laura Bell Bundy will appear in “To the Mat,” another CMT original movie. The film, which also stars Ricky Schroder, features the two trying to save Schroder”s family”s wrestling school. It will premiere in August.