The haunting story of The Giver centers on Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community.
Adapted from Lois Lowry’s 1994 Newbery winning book.
In Theaters: August 15th, 2014 (Today)
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, Taylor Swift
Run Time: 1 hour 31 minutes
In the original novel, Jonas and his friends are twelve years old. However, for the film they were aged up by four years.
Singer Taylor Swift was offered the role of Rosemary a week after a Los Angeles concert in which she was completely unaware that the film’s makers were in the audience.
Meryl Streep’s role of the Chief Elder isn’t a prominent role in the novel.