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New Trailer Unleashed For ‘The Giver’ Movie

A new trailer has been unleashed for The Giver film adaptation. The video embedded above heavily features Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep, who plays the Chief Elder.

Many book fans lamented that the first trailer did not appear in black and white. In response, a featurette starring author Lois Lowry, was released; it showcases black and white glimpses with Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges in the title role and Brenton Thwaites playing the lead protagonist Jonas. What moments from the book are you looking forward to seeing on the silver screen? (via The Huffington Post)

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Lois Lowry Appears in a Featurette Video For ‘The Giver’ Movie

A new featurette for The Giver movie adaptation has been unleashed.

Viewers will see Lois Lowry, the author behind this Newbery Medal-winning novel, talking about the questions she asked herself when she first conceived of the story. Besides Lowry’s appearance, the video embedded above also offers glimpses of Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges in the title role and Brenton Thwaites playing the lead protagonist Jonas.

Here’s more from BuzzFeed: “An initial trailer was released a few weeks ago and viewers have been disconcerted by the fact that the trailer was entirely in color rather than black and white as in the novel. However, much to the pleasure of viewers, some of this new footage depicts the utopian (dystopian?) world of The Giver as it is in the novel: colorless.”

First Trailer Unveiled For ‘The Giver’

The Weinstein Company has unveiled the first official trailer for The Giver movie adaptation. This film will hit theaters on August 15, 2014.

The video embedded above offers glimpses of scenes featuring cast members Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, and Katie Holmes. Entertainment Weekly has posted photos from the movie set.

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‘The Giver’ Film Adaptation ‘Is Finally on the Road’

For the past 15 years, fans have circulated rumors about a film adaptation of Lois Lowry‘s The Giver. In an interview with studio 360, Lowry confirmed that the movie “is finally on the road.”

Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges has been an advocate for this project for many years. He will play the title character. At the moment, studio executives are auditioning young actors for the lead role of Jonas.

Lowry first published The Giver in 1993. The book won the Newbery Medal in 1994. The full quartet includes Gathering Blue (2000), The Messenger (2004) and the author’s latest release, Son (2012).

Jeff Bridges & Bernie Glassman Land Book Deal

Jeff Bridges and Zen Peacemakers founder Bernie Glassman have landed a book deal for a book with the tentative title, The Dude and the Zen Master. In part inspired by the actor’s The Big Lebowski character, the book comes out in November.

The book will reveal “dharma talks” between the actor and the spiritual leader (pictured, via)–you can read some of their “Dude Koans” here. It will focus on “the meaning of life, laughter, the movies and trying to do good in a difficult world.” The Schiff Company agent David Schiff (in association with CAA) negotiated the deal with publisher David Rosenthal.

Bridges had this comment in the release: “Making movies and life have a lot in common. When you’re making a movie you’ve got a finite amount of time to do what you’re going to do. It’s a communal art form, collaborative. You work together with other artists to come up with something groovy, something beautiful … On a movie set I do my best to keep my head and heart open. My favorite part of the whole deal is jamming with the other artists, getting to know them, sharing the excitement of what we’re up to, and inspiring each other. That means intimacy. I look for that in life as well. That’s why I hooked up with Bernie, to make the most of this wonderful experience called Life.”

Jeff Bridges Hopes To Adapt Lowis Lowry’s ‘The Giver’

Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges will team up with producers Nikki Silver and Neil Koenigsberg to adapt Lois Lowry‘s The Giver. According to Variety, Bridges and Silver “came close” to making the feature film back in 2006.

Here’s more from the article: “They had been developing a feature version of the popular book for nearly a decade before it wound up at Warner Bros., which ponied up nearly $1 million to set up the tome with Red Wagon’s Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher in 2007. When the rights became available again, Bridges and Silver stepped up to reacquire them.”

Lowry set The Giver in a dystopian world starring 12-year-old Jonas. The book won the 1994 Newbery Medal and the 1996 William Allen White Award.

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Coen Brothers Adapt ‘True Grit’ by Charles Portis: Trailer

Directors Joel and Ethan Coen have adapted True Grit, a stark Western written by Charles Portis. The movie comes out in December, but the full trailer is embedded above.

The film stars Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and Josh Brolin. The goosebump-inducing trailer has already earned well over 426,000 views on YouTube. What do you think? In 1969, the novel was adapted into a classic John Wayne movie.

Here’s Gawker’s take: “There’s definitely a fear there that the whole thing will feel like too much of a rehash of No Country for Old Men, just with the clock set back a hundred years or so, but even it if it does, who cares? That movie was great! Jeff Bridges is great! And, most importantly, longtime Coen collaborator Roger Deakins, America’s greatest living cinematographer, is so, so great.”