The Giver NYC Premiere Interviews: Thwaites, Bridges, Streep, Rush
This week the Weinstein Company held the premiere of ‘The Giver,’ right here in our very own wonderful New York City. Among those in attendance were Lois Lowry (the original author of the world-famous YA novel the film is based on) Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep.
Of course the star of the film, Brenton Thwaites, was also in attendance adding to the excitement of the event. Joining Thwaites on screen and on the red-carpet was the beautiful Odeya Rush.
The haunting story of 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. THE GIVER is based on Lois Lowry’s beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold over 12 million copies worldwide.
The film will premiere in theaters on August 15, 2014.