Meryl Streep and the cast of The Giver take us inside one of the most anticipated movies of the late summer in a new video featurette. The film is based on the award-winning and beloved book by Lois Lowry and comes to us from acclaimed director Phillip Noyce (Salt, The Bone Collector)
What is so special about this particular YA book is it arrived in the early '90s, long before dystopian landscapes became the norm in young adult literature, and with this cast bringing the story to life, it appears to be as compelling as can be.
As shown in The Giver trailer, the cast of Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift, Brenton Thwaites and Alexander Skarsgard are impeccably able to channel the story of a futuristic world where emotion has been all but muted.
When Thwaites' character is chosen to be the receiver of memories from our past that has been suppressed, he sees a world of color, love, horror and the cornucopia that is true human existence.
And that… changes everything.
The Giver lands in theaters August 15.