The Weinstein Company has released a slew of The Giver posters and images from director Philip Noyce’s adaptation of the Lois Lowry novel. The story takes place in a utopian society where all memories of the past reside with a sage figure known as “The Giver”. Jeff Bridges plays the titular character and Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent) plays a young boy who has been selected to be the new Giver. These character posters introduce the main cast, which also includes Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgard, Katie Holmes, and a brunette Taylor Swift. I still don’t have a solid hold on what Noyce’s take on the material entails, but I imagine the film will become more clear as we approach the release date.
Hit the jump to check out the The Giver posters and images. The film also stars Cameron Monaghan and Odeya Rush. The Giver opens in theaters on August 15th.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Giver:
The haunting story of THE GIVER centers on Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. The film is based on Lois Lowry’s beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbury Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.
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