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Lois Lowry Comments on “The Giver” Film


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.

Official Trailer for “The Giver” Released


A brand new trailer for the upcoming big screen adaptation of The Giver has officially been released. If you have read the novel by Lois Lowry that the film is based on then you know about the use of black and white and color. The new trailer does an interesting job of handling it.

The Giver is directed by Phillip Noyce. It stars Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush and Taylor Swift.

The story 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 hits the big screen August 15.

You can watch the trailer below!

Extended Spot for The Giver, Starring Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep


An extended trailer for the big screen adaptation of “The Giver” has been released. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Lois Lowry.

The Giver adapts the modern classic of young adult literature. The story centers on Jonas, 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.

The Giver was directed by Phillip Noyce and stars Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift. You can watch the extended spot below:

The film hits the big screen August 15.

Meryl Streep Joins The Giver



The film adaptation of the novel, “The Giver” is moving forward as the cast list begins to fill up. You might remember the novel from your 5th grade reading class or from reading it on your own on a hot summer day when you parents couldn’t take you to the pool. Announced this week, Meryl Streep has officially joined the cast of the film joining Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites. Continue reading