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Lois Lowry Comments on “The Giver” Film

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Author Lois Lowry has commented on the big screen adapted of her novel, The Giver. Even further, her comments have been featured on the film’s poster which you can see above. She has given the film just about the highest praise an author can when their work hits the big screen.

The YA novel won the 1994 Newbery Medal, and there are more than 11 million copies in print worldwide, in 21 languages.

“It’s all there. The boy. The old man. The baby. The sled. If you loved the book take my word for it — you’ll love the movie as well,” says Lowry on the poster, which features stars Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush.

The sci-fi story is set in a world where each member of society is given a specific role. When 16-year-old Jonas (Thwaites) is selected to be the Receiver of Memory, he begins to uncover the truth behind his seemingly perfect world’s past. The Giver stars Jeff Bridges, Thwaites, Rush and Meryl Streep.

The Giver hits theaters on August 15. It was directed by Phillip Noyce.

Dylan Minnette and Odeya Rush Join Goosebumps

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Columbia Pictures have officially casted the lead roles in the upcoming film, Goosebumps. According to Deadline and The Wrap, Dylan Minnette and Odeya Rush are set to star opposite of Jack black in the film based on the book series written by R.L. Stine.

Goosebumps will be directed by Rob Letterman. Black stars as a fictionalized version of Stine, who winds up being the suburban neighbor of Minnette’s Zach Cooper. When Slappy, a ventriloquist dummy, sets loose all the terrifying ideas in Stine’s head, it’s up to Zach and Stine’s niece, Hannah (Rush) to save the day.

The “Goosebumps” series have sold more than 300 million copies worldwide, second only to the “Harry Potter” series in total sales. Neal Moritz is producing the film through his Original Film banner with Deborah Forte of Scholastic Entertainment.