Pop stars crossing over to acting can… well, outside of Cher and arguably Justin Timberlake, typically wash out, but will the charming country chanteuse Taylor Swift be able to step outside of her typical profession and score in her supporting role as Rosemary in ‘The Giver‘?

It certainly helps that her character has a musical side to her.  The typically blonde singer also took a departure and went brunette for the role as the original Receiver in the movie version of Lois Lowry’s acclaimed YA novel.  The movie will focus on Jonas, played by Brenton Thwaites, who is the new Receiver.  Jeff Bridges plays the title “Giver” the last possessor of art and music who then bestows these gifts on his young charges.

You can check out Swift and Bridges in action below:

And as a bonus, here are four additional clips from the movie, showcasing its star-studded cast, including Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Cameron Monaghan, Alexander Skarsgård and Odeya Rush.

Still want more?  Here are some still photos from the movie as well:

Are you excited to see this adaptation on the big screen?  You just have a few more days to wait as ‘The Giver’ opens on August 15th.

Sources: Coming SoonHit Fix