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The Giver's First Look Features A Bearded Jeff Bridges And Brenton Thwaites With Child
Of all the novels getting the big-screen treatment in 2014, arguably the most anticipated and indeed worrisome is Philip Noyce’s adaptation of Lois Lowry’s universally beloved 1993 children’s novel The Giver, which will be taking audiences into the world of Sameness this summer.
Your 2014 Reading Guide: 14 Great Books About To Become Movies
What follows is a list of fourteen books whose film adaptations are either already in production or quickly heading in that direction. Some of them probably aren’t your cups of tea, but if you look hard enough, I guarantee you’ll find a few gems among this pile. Beyond that, you’ll probably hit on a few classics worth rediscovering too.
Taylor Swift Joins The Cast Of The Giver, Starring Jeff Bridges And Meryl Streep
Based on the 1993 young adult novel by Lois Lowry, The Giver centers on a 12-year-old boy named Jonas, who lives happily in a society that seems to be ideal, lacking sickness, conflict and racism. However, there is a trade-off to keeping this utopia so shiny and agreeable, and Jonas is about to learn all its troubling truths after being chosen to inherit the position of “Receiver of Memory.”
Katie Holmes Joins Meryl Streep And Jeff Bridges In The Giver
With a screenplay that was most recently given a rewrite by playwright Michael Mitnick, The Giver tells the story of a young boy named Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), who lives in what seems to be a perfect utopia, where everyone has resorted to complacency and overt lawfulness in exchange for no sickness, pain, or color.
The Giver Adaptation, Starring Jeff Bridges And Meryl Streep, Gets A Release Date
Set to be directed by Philip Noyce, the story centers on a young man named Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) who lives in what is believed by all to be a utopian society. All emotion, history and even color has been purged from the world, and when boys of girls come of age they are assigned their lot in life.
Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgard And Cameron Monaghan Join Jeff Bridges In The Giver
First published in 1993, the book tells the story of Jonas (Thwaites), a young man living in a supposedly utopian society where all emotion, history, and even color has been completely eliminated. When Jonas is of age he is informed that he has been chosen to become the new Receiver of Memories, a position that sees him become the mentor of the former Receiver of Memories, now known as The Giver (Bridges).
The Giver Adaptation Signs Maleficent Star To Join Jeff Bridges
First released in 1993, the story is set in another world where all emotions, history and freedom has been expunged. Thwaites will play the role of Jonas, a young man who, when assigned a profession, is given the important yet painful job of being the society's Receiver of Memories. The new position sees him cut off from everyone he knows and he is mentored by the former Receiver of Memories, known as The Giver (Bridges).
Salt Director Phillip Noyce May Direct The Giver Adaptation
Lois Lowry's s 1993 award-winning novel The Giver was a staple of just about every 90s kid's diet of books, and Hollywood has been trying to capitalize on that for years. Studios have tried and tried to make an adaptation of the book, but for whatever reason the project has always managed to hit roadblocks that prevent it from actually getting made. Well, now things are starting to look good again as the film may have finally found a director.
Jeff Bridges And Nikki Silver To Try And Bring Lois Lowry's The Giver To The Big Screen
As much as I've wanted this film to get made, I do understand why it's taken so long to make the leap to the silver screen. For one thing, the film will likely be almost entirely black-and-white (though it will gain more and more color as the story goes on) and there's some disturbing imagery that might make the material unsuitable for its target audience.