In the age of “Hunger Games” and “Divergent” dystopian frenzy, expectations are at an all-time high for the movie adaptation of Lois Lowry’s “The Giver.”
Unlike Katniss Everdeen’s gritty District 12, Lowry’s best-selling novel takes place in a warped future where all the unpleasant aspects of life have been erased. No war, no pain. And no feelings.
As Meryl Streep — throwing some major shade in the newly released trailer — says: “When people have the freedom to choose, they choose wrong.”
Starring alongside Meryl (aren’t we all?) are newcomer Brenton Thwaites as the main character, Jonas, Jeff Bridges (who also produced), Alexander Skarsgard, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift (what?) and Israeli actress Odeya Rush.
Watch the trailer here:
Photo credit: Meryl Streep in “The Giver”// Youtube
Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg , she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.
'The Giver' Trailer Is Here