Meryl Streep has joined the cast of Phillip Noyce's upcoming sci-fi drama The Giver.

Based on a novel by author Lois Lowry, the story is set in the future where the entire range of human emotion has been forgotten. In the society, The Giver has been given the right to remember the past in case it is deemed necessary to make use of it. A young boy named Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) has been given the right to become the next Giver and his life is thrown into question when he begins his training with an elderly Giver.

Meryl Streep will be playing the elderly Giver. Jeff Bridges will be playing the title character, who delivers the memories that uproot a rebellion in the young man. He is also producing with Nikki Silver.

We /robert-de-niro-and-meryl-streep-join-the-good-house/reported that she will also be starring in The Good House alongside Robert De Niro earlier today. Production is slated to begin in eight weeks in South Africa.