Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) gets introduced to the "receiver" before him, Rosemary (Taylor Swift) in a new scene from The Weinstein Company's adaptation The Giver, in theaters August 15. The award winning novel of the same name by Lois Lowry comes to life in this adaptation, set in a world of conformity, where young Jonas meets a man known as The Giver, the keeper of his entire community's memories.
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. The Giver is based on Lois Lowry's beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.