Jeff Bridges must be a happy man. After trying to get an adaptation of Lois Lowry’s The Giver on the big screen for over two decades he’s finally managed it and it will be on the big screen in August (which will hopefully make him mind less that the other young adult movie he’s made, Seventh Son, has been pushed back to the graveyard of February).
The new trailer gives us a better look at Meryl Streep’s rather creepy character (not least because of her hair), as well as showing us that Brenton Thwaites will be learning secrets about his world – and Alexander Skarsgard – that literally let him see things in colour.
The Giver centers on Jonas (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 Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift.