thegiver Here is the first trailer for the film adaptation of the 1993 Newberry Award-winning novel The Giver by Lois Lowry.  This was a book that I read myself (twice) when I was actually a young adult back in the mid-1990s.  The film stars Jeff Bridges as the titular character, who teaches the young boy Jonas (' Brenton Thwaites) about the true nature of the supposedly utopian world that they live in.  Bridges also acts as producer on the film, which he has apparently been trying to develop ever since the novel was originally published. I admit that, based on the first trailer, the world of the film doesn't look exactly like I pictured in my head back when I read the novel.  However, this is only a brief teaser trailer and I remain hopeful that this will be a faithful adaptation. The Giver will be released on August 15.

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