With the release of ‘The Giver‘ on August 15th, it’s about time we start getting some previews for the film. Starring Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgård, and Taylor Swift, this is a talent fest that will draw in quite a few fans of the actors. When you mix in the fact that book adaptations of dystopian futures are hot right now (‘Divergent‘ anyone?), this seems to be a sure fire hit.
The story of the film is set in a “colorless dystopian society that enforces sameness and fears freedom. All memory of human history has been erased, emotion does not exist, and citizens’ professions are chosen for them.” Thwaites is playing the lead role of Jonas who is the “community’s Receiver of Memories who spends his days being mentored by the Giver (Bridges), who teaches him to confront and understand the lies that inform society. As Jonas comes to grips with living an unsheltered existence, he begins to acquire a taste for freedom and honesty, becoming an outcast in the process.”
Check out the trailer followed by the book’s synopsis below:
Jonas’s world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver.
The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.
What do you think of the first trailer for the film? Is it making you want to give it a chance? Share your thoughts below!
‘The Giver’ is set to be released on August 15th 2014 and stars Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgård, and Taylor Swift
Source: Geek Tyrant