Taylor Swift & Meryl Streep will star in a film adaptation of Lois Lowry’s Newbery-winning 1993 novel The Giver to begin production next month, reports EW. Australian actor Brenton Thwaites will play Jonas, a boy living in a colorless dystopian world;
Jeff Bridges as The Giver, Jonas’s mentor; Meryl Streep as the Chief Elder of Jonas’s community; Katie Holmes as Jonas’s mother; Alexander Skarsgard as Jonas’s father; Cameron Monaghan as Jonas’s best friend Asher; and Odeye Rush as Jonas’s friend and love interest Fiona.
Swift will play Rosemary, the last teen mentored by The Giver before he meets Jonas. Production begins Oct. 7 in Cape Town, South Africa. Release date is August 15, 2014.