The Giver

2014 - Color / Black & White - NC
US release date: August 15, 2014
As Is Productions, Tonik Productions,
Walden Media, Weinstein Company, The


This film, based on Lois Lowry's book, tells the story of a perfect world. Everyone here is happy. When Jonas is 12 years old, he's chosen to be the community's Receiver of Memories. He enters into training with an old man called The Giver. From the Giver, Jonas learns about pain, sadness, war, and all the unhappy truths of the "real" world. He quickly realizes that his community is fake. Confronted with this reality, Jonas faces difficult choices about his own life and his future.


Chief Elder - Meryl Streep
Jonas's father - Alexander SkarsgÄrd
Jonas' mother - Katie Holmes
Rosemary - Taylor Swift
Asher - Cameron Monaghan
Jonas - Brenton Thwaites
The Giver - Jeff Bridges
Fiona - Odeya Rush
Lily - Emma Tremblay
Nurturer - Katharina Damm





Director - Phillip Noyce

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Writing credits

Screenplay - Michael Mitnick
Novel - Lois Lowry


Executive producer - Scooter Braun
Producer - Jeff Bridges
Associate producer - Noga Isackson
Producer - Neil Koenigsberg
Executive producer - Alison Owen
Producer - Nikki Silver
Line producer - Janine van Assen
Executive producer - Ralph Winter