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First Look: Jeff Bridges & Brenton Thwaites in 'The Giver' Adaptation

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January 23, 2014
Source: EW.com

The Giver

It's not often that I would call an adaptation one of my most anticipated, but there's something about this story that intrigues me, and this film has been a long time in the making. EW.com has debuted the first two photos from The Giver, adapted from Lois Lowry's novel, starring Jeff Bridges and most importantly, Brenton Thwaites as Jonas. Bridges has been developing this project for a while, and is producing as well as staring as "The Giver". The cast also includes Meryl Streep, Alexander SkarsgÄrd, Taylor Swift and Katie Holmes, who aren't pictured yet. But this is a good first look, and we'll definitely be keeping our eye on this.

Here's the first two shots from Phillip Noyce's The Giver adaptation now in the works, direct from EW.com:

The Giver First Look

The Giver First Look

The haunting story of The Giver, adapted from Lois Lowry's book, centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), 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. Phillip Noyce (Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, The Saint, The Bone Collector, Catch a Fire, Salt) is directing a screenplay adapted by newcomer Michael Mitnick. The Giver will land in theaters on August 15th, 2014 later this year. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Reader Feedback - 4 Comments

1

High hopes for this.

Ali Miller on Jan 23, 2014

2

Bridges' beard is too short! Brenton Thwaites is too old! I'm too critical! Also before anyone complains this isn't black and white: both these still are by the time in the novel that Jones sees color; it's still possible that the frames before will be b/w.

crumb on Jan 23, 2014

3

I'm quite looking forward to the film, since the read the book nearly 20 years ago.

Sean Kelly on Jan 23, 2014

4

sensing disappointment...

Zak Coleman on Jan 27, 2014

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