The Weinstein Company has released the first trailer for The Giver, Philip Noyce‘s adaptation of the Lois Lowry novel of the same name. Though it may be just another dystopian YA novel, it touts a powerful cast that consists of Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep, and introduces new stars like Brenton Thwaites. While film adaptations of dystopian YA novels have been popping up in recent years, none of them would be even possible if The Giver laid down the foundation, because the novel was one of the first to explore that realm, and give young readers a reason to dive into a good book.
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