Taylor Swift Joins Jeff Bridges in THE GIVER; Walton Goggins Set for MOJAVE

     September 27, 2013

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Last night we learned that Katie Holmes had joined the long-awaited feature film adaptation of The Giver, but it appears there’s one more high-profile name coming onboard.  THR reports that Taylor Swift has signed on to the Lois Lowry adaptation, which concerns a utopian society where all memories of the past reside with a sage figure known as “The Giver”.  When a 12-year-old boy is selected to be the new Giver, he learns of the hypocrisies and hidden truths of his world.  Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, and Brenton Thwaites are set in the lead roles, and Swift will be playing Rosemary, the last teen mentored by The Giver before he meets Thwaites’ character.  Salt director Philip Noyce is set to helm, and the film will open in theaters on August 15, 2014.

Hit the jump for casting news regarding the thriller Mojave.

Additionally, Deadline reports that Justified star Walton Goggins has been set to star opposite Oscar Isaac and Garrett Hedlund in writer/director William Monahan’s thriller Mojave.  The film centers on “a near-suicidal artist (Hedlund) who escapes into the desert to take an existential crisis head-on, only to encounter a doppelganger-like antagonist in the form of a brilliant, homicidal drifter (Isaac).”  Details regarding Goggins’ character are unavailable, but the cast for Mojave is certainly shaping up to be rather impressive.  The actor soon starts filming the upcoming fifth season of FX’s Justified, and it’s unclear exactly when production on Mojave is poised to begin.

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