THE GIVER is an upcoming science fiction film directed by Phillip Noyce (The Bone Collector, Salt) and written by Michael Mitnick. The film stars Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgård, Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift, Odeya Rush, Brenton Thwaites, and Cameron Monaghan. It is based on Lois Lowry’s beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbury Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.
The haunting story centers on Jonas (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.