Jeff Bridges has 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.
We can take our first proper look at the movie at The Weinstein Company has released the first trailer.
The Giver ‘centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), 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. The film is based on Lois Lowry’s beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbury Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.
Jonas’ 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). The great cast also includes Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgard, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift. It’s due out in August.
And it certainly seems to be Brenton Thwaites day, as we only just posted the trailer for his film, The Signal.