The Giver (2014)

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The Giver Release Date
August 15, 2014
The Giver Synopsis
The haunting story of The Giver centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined – a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all – a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before. The Giver is based on Lois Lowry’s beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.
The Giver Credits
Starring: Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Alexander Skasgard, and Cameron Monaghan
Directed by: Phillip Noyce
Produced by: Jeff Bridges, Neil Koenigsberg, and Nikki Silver
MPAA Rating: [ PG-13 ]
Distributor: Weinstein Company
Release Date:  August 15, 2014
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Meryl Streep Gets Creepy In New Featurette For The Giver Meryl Streep Gets Creepy In New Featurette For The Giver
Though it seems evident that Phillip Noyce's feature adaptation of Lois Lowry's celebrated novel The Giver is taking some liberties with the source material, what's also evident is that, in its efforts to promote the movie, The Weinstein Company doesn't appear to be trying to conceal much of the plot or some of the major events that transpire in the source material. ...
by Kelly West July 17, 2014 discussion comments
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That time of year is almost upon us. In just two weeks, geeks and nerds from around the world will be hopping in their cars and boarding planes to head out to southern California for the annual San Diego Comic-Con. As always, we expect that the event will be packed with all kinds of big announcements and sneak peeks, but what hasn’t been clear is precisely what is going to be on display. Today the roll-out of that information has begun....
by Eric Eisenberg July 10, 2014 discussion comments
The Giver Poster And Stills Put Jonas And Fiona Front And Center The Giver Poster And Stills Put Jonas And Fiona Front And Center
Everything we've seen for Phillip Noyce's feature adaptation of Lois Lowry's The Giver points to a couple of noticeable shifts from the source material. The characters' ages are a prime example, as is the emphasis on Odeya Rush's character Fiona, who's seen in the above poster, positioned slightly behind star Brenton Thwaites. ...
by Kelly West June 29, 2014 discussion comments
New Trailer For The Giver Reveals An Epic Jeff Bridges-Meryl Streep Showdown New Trailer For The Giver Reveals An Epic Jeff Bridges-Meryl Streep Showdown
Inside is the new trailer for The Giver, which introduces the premise in a pretty interesting way. As befitting the source material, the beloved Lois Lowry book, the trailer actually begins in black and white. Just the very act of changing the colors available to the audience conveys the escalating action....
by Gabe Toro June 4, 2014 discussion comments
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New Trailer For The Giver Blends Color With Black And White New Trailer For The Giver Blends Color With Black And White
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by Mike Reyes April 22, 2014 discussion comments
The Giver Featurette Reveals The Movie Will Partially Be In Black And White The Giver Featurette Reveals The Movie Will Partially Be In Black And White
Featuring a great cast that includes Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep, The Giver centers on a young man named Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) who lives in what in what many believe is a utopia. A world far different from our own, the society has been purged all of all emotion, history and even color (hence the black and white)....
by Eric Eisenberg April 13, 2014 discussion comments
The Giver Trailer Is Here, Feel Free To Finally Get Excited The Giver Trailer Is Here, Feel Free To Finally Get Excited
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by Mack Rawden March 19, 2014 discussion comments
The Giver's First Look Features A Bearded Jeff Bridges And Brenton Thwaites With Child 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....
by Nick Venable January 23, 2014 discussion comments
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by Jessica Rawden January 9, 2014 discussion comments
Taylor Swift Joins The Cast Of The Giver, Starring Jeff Bridges And Meryl Streep 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.”...
by Kristy Puchko September 27, 2013 discussion comments
Katie Holmes Joins Meryl Streep And Jeff Bridges In The Giver 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....
by Nick Venable September 26, 2013 discussion comments
The Giver Adaptation, Starring Jeff Bridges And Meryl Streep, Gets A Release Date 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....
by Eric Eisenberg September 23, 2013 discussion comments
Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgard And Cameron Monaghan Join Jeff Bridges In The Giver 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)....
by Eric Eisenberg August 6, 2013 discussion comments
The Giver Adaptation Signs Maleficent Star To Join Jeff 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)....
by Eric Eisenberg July 2, 2013 discussion comments
Salt Director Phillip Noyce May Direct The Giver Adaptation 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....
by Eric Eisenberg November 7, 2012 discussion comments
Jeff Bridges And Nikki Silver To Try And Bring Lois Lowry's The Giver To The Big Screen 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....
by Eric Eisenberg June 27, 2011 discussion comments
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