First Look: The Giver

Lois Lowry's' The Giver is a young adult novel from 1993 that is really the precursor to The Hunger Games and Divergent. It won the Newbury award (the major children's book award) in 1994 and came under a lot of fire for doing so as a lot of groups felt it was inappropriate for children. O,h how times have changed. In light of the recent popularity of YA dystopic novels it is of course being given the film treatment, except this film has a heck of a cast. Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Alexander Skarsgard, Katie Holmes, and Taylor Swift all play roles in the film. The first trailer was released today and it looks pretty great.

Any fans of the novel? What do you think about the trailer?

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