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Plot: What's the story about?
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.
official plot version from weinsteinco.com
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Who stars in The Giver: Cast List
Jeff Bridges ... The Giver
"Tron: Legacy" , "The Seventh Son"
Meryl Streep ... Chief Elder
"Ricki and the Flash" , "The Prom"
Brenton Thwaites ... Jonas
"I Met A Girl" , "Transformers 4: Age of Extinction"
Alexander Skarsgard ... Jonas's father
"Godzilla vs. Kong" , "The Legend of Tarzan"
Taylor Swift ... Rosemary
"Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" , "Cats"
"Brahms: The Boy II" , "The Secret: Dare to Dream"
Who's making The Giver: Crew List
Watch: The Giver Trailers & Videos
Production: What we know about The Giver?
- 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).
- Adapted from Lois Lowry's 1994 Newbery winning book.
- July 2014: The film was in Completed status.
- March 2014: The film was in Post-Production status.
- October 2013: The film was in Production status.
- September 2013: The film was in Pre-Production status.
- November 2012: The film was in Development status.
- June 2011: The film was in Development status.
- March 2010: 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."
Jeff Bridges and producer Nikki Silver picked up the rights to The Giver after they became available from Warner Bros.