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Latest ‘The Giver’ trailer features Meryl Streep, and that should be all you need to know

The cast of the Weinstein Company’s upcoming film ‘The Giver’ is a producer’s dream, but few actors could ever come close to awesome power of Meryl Streep. The popular actor is featured for the first time in the latest trailer for the film, which was released earlier today (Wednesday).
 
For the few that haven’t read the Lois Lowry 1994 Newbery medal-winning YA novel of the same name, that has also sold over 10 million copies worldwide, let us fill you in. THE GIVER centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined – a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all – a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before.
 
Now you can watch the trailer, as you are officially caught up, but not reading the book before seeing the film would be considered by many to be a literary injustice.