WHO’S IN IT?
Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski), Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent), Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood), Odeya Rush (The Odd Life of Timothy Green), Katie Holmes (Batman Begins), Taylor Swift (Valentine’s Day), Cameron Monaghan (Click), Emma Tremblay (Elysium)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Phillip Noyce (Clear and Present Danger), director; Michael Mitnick (film debut) and Robert B. Weide (Mother Night), writers; Jeff Bridges (Tron), Neil Koenigsberg (A Walk on the Moon) and Nikki Silver (The Puzzle Place), producers; Marco Beltrami (The Hurt Locker), composer; Ross Emery (The Wolverine), cinematographer; Barry Alexander Brown (25th Hour), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In a dystopian future that promotes no colour, no conflict and no emotions, a young man named Jonas (Thwaites) is chosen to learn about the ways of the past world from a mysterious figure known as The Giver (Bridges). As he comes to realise that the world he has grown up in is fake and hides a much darker secret, Jonas grows determined to escape and discover the truth…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Lois Lowry’s popular children’s book is given a glossy adaptation complete with a starry A-list cast – including Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep to name a few – and a strong director in the form of Phillip Noyce to give it the edge over similar dystopia-set stories of late.