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by Nigel M Smith
March 19, 2014 11:56 AM
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Trailer of the Week: Meryl Streep and Taylor Swift Bring 'The Giver' to the Screen

After a reported 15 year development phase, the film adaptation of Lois Lowry's popular 1993 children's novel "The Giver" is finally nearing its theatrical release, and we have the trailer to prove it.

The sci-fi film centers on Jonah (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who's chosen to receive the memories of The Giver (Jeff Bridges), the only citizen who knows what life was like before society elected to have all messy aspects of life wiped out in favor of a cleansed utopia. 

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The cast Philip Noyce ("Dead Calm") has assembled is an eclectic one. Alongside Oscar-winners Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift (in a blink and you'll miss it moment) make appearances in the spot.

The Weinstein Company opens "The Giver" August 15. Watch the trailer below.



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