The first trailer for the film adaptation of the young adult novel, The Giver, has been released.

The Giver film will star Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift, and Alexander Skarsgard. Newcomer Brenton Thwaites will be playing the film’s main character, Jonah.

The film is based on the book of the same name. The Giver was written by Lois Lowry and first published in 1993. The book won the Newbery Medal which is given for the best contribution to American literature for children. It has since become a classic, often read in elementary school.

The Giver tells the story of a futuristic utopian society that has erased emotion to create stability.

In the trailer we see that Jeff Bridges will be playing the title role of the Giver.

The trailer is a bit difficult to understand for those who have not read the book as it only hints at the story. It does showcase what will likely be beautiful cinematography.

The film is set for release on August 15, 2014.

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