Katie Holmes Joins Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges in THE GIVER
Katie Holmes, The Giver, Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Katie Holmes has signed on for the film adaptation of the hit young adult novel THE GIVER by Lois Lowry, directed by Philip Noyce. The movie will hit theaters on August 15, 2014, also starring Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites. Michael Mitnick penned the script.
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Streep will play the "chief elder", the leader of an authoritarian governing body that keeps order in a so-called utopian society. THE GIVER centers on a boy (Thwaites) chosen to be the society's next "Receiver" -- the one member of the population allowed to absorb the memories, emotions and knowledge of generations before the current regime, which is ruled by the concept of "sameness". Bridges plays the "Giver", the man who passes these memories to the boy, and in doing so, fosters a rebellion.
Holmes is set to play the boy's mother, who is a strict adherent to the "sameness" of society.
Holmes' upcoming big screen projects include Days and Nights, Miss Meadows, Mania Days and Responsible Adults. Recent screen credits include Jack and Jill, the TV series The Kennedys, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, The Romantics, Thank You for Smoking and Batman Begins. The actress last appeared on Broadway in 2012's Dead Accounts, as well as the 2008 revival of All My Sons.
THE GIVER is set to begin filming two months from now in South Africa, though Streep is expected to film her scenes in London, where she is currently working on Rob Marshall's Into the Woods adaptation.
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