The Giver Movie

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Who's Involved:

Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgard, Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Taylor Swift, Vadim Perelman, Meryl Streep, Odeya Rush, Cameron Monaghan, John Heyman, Nikki Silver, Neil Koenigsberg

Release Date:

Friday, August 15 , 2014

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: N/A

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The Giver Plot: What's the story?

In a perfect world where there is no conflict, racism or sickness, every member of society has a specific role, and 16-year-old Jonas is selected to be the Receiver of Memories. As Jonas uncovers the truth behind his world's past, he discovers that many years earlier his forefathers gave up humanity in order to have a stable society.

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The Giver Cast: Who are the actors?

Film Details & Notes: What do we know about The Giver?

  1. Jeff Bridges has long been attached to play the title role, who is the most important person in the Community; he bought the rights to "The Giver" two decades ago, originally envisioning it as a vehicle for his father Lloyd (Daily Variety, 11/7/12).
  2. Adapted from Lois Lowry's 1994 Newbery winning book.

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making The Giver?

A look at the The Giver behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Phillip Noyce last directed Salt and Catch a Fire.


Phillip Noyce (In Talks)


Vadim Perelman


John Heyman

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Production Timeline: When did the The Giver come together?

On or about July 26, 2014 • The film was in Completed status.

On or about March 19, 2014 • The film was in Post-Production status.

On or about October 15, 2013 • The film was in Production status.

On or about September 21, 2013 • The film was in Pre-Production status.

On or about November 7, 2012 • The film was in Development status.

Aussie helmer Phillip Noyce (Salt) is in early talks to direct an adaptation of Lois Lowry's celebrated 1993 children's book. An individual close to the project said, "[it] is very early, as there are a lot of moving parts to this."

On or about June 27, 2011 • The film was in Development status.

Jeff Bridges and producer Nikki Silver picked up the rights to The Giver after they became available from Warner Bros.

On or about March 7, 2010 • The film was in Development status.

The Giver Release Date: When was it released?

The Giver was released in 2014 on Friday, August 15, 2014 in nationwide movie theaters. There were 6 other movies released on the same date, including The Expendables 3, Ragnarok and Frank.

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