‘The Giver’ Gives Away More of the Plot in the New Trailer

Trailer for 'The Giver'
Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush in 'The Giver' (Photo © 2014 The Weinstein Company. All Rights Reserved.)

This new trailer for The Giver is geared toward those who haven’t read Lois Lowry’s young adult novel. This lengthy trailer that just debuted offers new footage and more details on the film’s setup as well as the basic relationships between the lead characters. Coming to theaters on August 15, 2014, The Giver was directed by Phillip Noyce and stars Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgard, Cameron Monaghan, Odeya Rush, and Taylor Swift.

The Plot:

The haunting story of The Giver centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined – a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all – a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before.

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By Rebecca Murray

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