11. The Giver
What? No, your eyes do not deceive you. Everyone’s favorite book from middle school has finally been adapted into a movie. In the film, the world is without flaw. There is no war, there is no racism, there is no pain, and there is no suffering. Every person has a job chosen for them and they live in utopia. Young Jonas is given the job of “Receiver of Memories”. He is then sent to train with an old man named “The Giver”. The old man provides him with all the memories of the past, when the world was anything but perfect. And soon Jonas begins to unravel the truth of his perfect community.
Who? Phillip Noyce (“Salt”) has been chosen to the direct the hotly-anticipated adaption. Brendon Thwaites (you can catch him in “Maleficent” out this weekend) plays Jonas, while Jeff Bridges has been tapped to play “The Giver”. Joining them in the film is Alexander Skarsgard, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, and Taylor Swift.
When and Where? “The Giver” unravels in theaters nationwide on August 15th.