Taylor Swift, Katie Holmes join The Giver
More casting news from the upcoming Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges film ‘The Giver’ as both Taylor Swift and Katie Holmes have been added to the cast. This will be the film adaptation of the popular Lois Lowry novel.
The impressive cast seems to get better and better by the day, as the Weinstein Company and Walden Media’s make their final selections. Currently confirmed are stars Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites and Katie Holmes, as well as True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard, The Odd Life of Timothy Green’s Odeya Rush and Shameless’ Cameron Monaghan.
The popular YA novel centers around a dystopian society, with a facade of perfect peace. In this place there is no hunger, no wars, no hatred or disease. Starring in the film is young Thwaites, his character is the young boy selected service as the ‘Receiver of Memories’ under The Giver (played by Bridges). As an old man the Giver teaches the boy to use his gifts.
Opposite this scenario is Streep, playing the role of society’s Chief Elder, and the one who assigns tasks. The Giver was set with a budget of around $25 million, with Vadim Perelman writing the adapted script and Michael Mitnick finishing draft.
Of course the original novel is a timeless classic, the YA novel can be found below (on sale) and is one of the principal novels usually assigned to children. The film is set to hit theaters on Aug. 15, 2014.
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