Jeff Bridges’ dream is finally coming true. He’s been trying to get an adaptation of The Giver off the ground for over around two decades, but it’s only now, with the popularity of other young adult movies, that it’s finally happened. EW has released the first couple of images from the film, featuring Bridges and Brenton Thwaites, which you can see above and below.
Lois Lowry’s original book is a philosophical fantasy set in another world where all emotions, history and freedom have been expunged. Thwaites plays Jonas, a young man who, when assigned a profession, is given the important yet painful job of being the society’s Receiver of Memories. The new position sees him cut off from everyone he knows and he is mentored by the former Receiver of Memories, known as The Giver (Bridges). As Jonas and The Giver work together, the young man’s eyes are opened to the lies that the society is built upon.
The great cast also includes Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgard, Katie Holme and Taylor Swift. It’s due out in August.