"There is something missing from our lives — something that has been stolen."
It's been twenty years since the Lois Lowry's The Giver won the Newberry Medal, but according to Hollywood it's never too late to turn a best-selling YA novel into a movie. The big-screen adaptation of the book, which takes place in a not-so-distant dystopian future, has a profoundly impressive cast that includes Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgard, Katie Holmes, Jeff Bridges and even pop-star Taylor Swift. Though Swift does make an appearance in the trailer, it's something of a challenge to catch the exact fraction of a second that she appears.
The Giver is the first of a loose set of four books set in the same time period. Will this movie spawn the same kind of crazed fandom as some of its YA-novel-adaptation predecessors, or will it slump off with under $10 million at the box office? We'll all find out after this movie hits theaters on August 15th.