The Weinstein Company has released a new The Giver clip from director Philip Noyce’s adaptation of the Lois Lowry novel, this time featuring Taylor Swift. I’m still not sure what to make of the film as a whole. I read the book as a kid and enjoyed it immensely, but it’s been marketed heavily as a kind of Hunger Games riff. I’m not sure if this is simply a case of getting audiences into the theater or if the trailers are really indicative of the film, but I’m hoping it’s a more introspective piece in line with Lowry’s novel. For those unfamiliar, the story takes place in a utopian society where all memories of the past reside with a sage figure known as “The Giver”. This new clip shows Jeff Bridges’ Giver character talking about the previous recipient of his memories (Swift), revealing a musical hologram of the two.
Hit the jump to watch the new The Giver clip, and if you missed our Comic-Con panel recap click here. The film also stars Brenton Thwaites, Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgard, Katie Holmes, Cameron Monaghan, and Odeya Rush. The Giver opens in theaters on August 15th.