The Giver Movie

Search for truth. Find freedom.

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Who's Involved:

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

Release Date:

Friday, August 15, 2014 (Nationwide)

a mature thematic image and some sci-fi action/violence

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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.

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Who stars in The Giver: Cast List

... The Giver

"Tron: Legacy" , "The Seventh Son"  

... Chief Elder

"Ricki and the Flash" , "The Prom"  

... Jonas

"I Met A Girl" , "Transformers 4: Age of Extinction"  

... Jonas's father

"Godzilla vs. Kong" , "The Legend of Tarzan"  

... Rosemary

"Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" , "Cats"  

"Brahms: The Boy II" , "The Secret: Dare to Dream"  

... Asher

"Anna Dressed In Blood" , "Vampire Academy"  

... Fiona

"Almost Friends" , "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween"  

Who's making The Giver: Crew List

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: What we know about The Giver?

Key Facts

  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.

Filming Timeline

  1. July 2014: The film was in Completed status.
  2. March 2014: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. October 2013: The film was in Production status.
  4. September 2013: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  5. November 2012: The film was in Development status.
  6. 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."

  7. June 2011: The film was in Development status.
  8. Jeff Bridges and producer Nikki Silver picked up the rights to The Giver after they became available from Warner Bros.

  9. March 2010: The film was in Development status.

The Giver Release Date: When was the film released?

The Giver was released in 2014 on Friday, August 15, 2014 (Nationwide release). There were 6 other movies released on the same date, including The Expendables 3, Life After Beth and Ragnarok.

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