Contact Us

Taylor Swift Boards ‘The Giver’ Alongside Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges

Taylor Swift The Giver
Getty Images/Laurel Lead

Following rumors that country starlet and all-around Harry Styles-hater Taylor Swift was close to joining up with Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges for ‘The Giver,’ The Weinstein Co. has officially confirmed the casting, as well as released the names of the other stars populating the film.

Adapted from the Lois Lowry novel of the same name, ‘The Giver’ takes place in a colorless dystopia, similar to ‘Divergent‘ in that everyone is assigned roles in the community, there’s no conflict and, ultimately, no choice. The lead character, Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), is singled out to receive training from The Giver (Bridges) to become the Receiver of Memories, memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. According to EW, Swift will play Rosemary, the last of The Giver’s mentees before Jonas.

Besides Streep, Bridges, Swift and Thwaites, the confirmed cast includes Katie Holmes, ‘True Blood‘ and ‘Tarzan‘ star Alexander Skarsgard, Odeya Rush of ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green‘ and ‘Shameless‘ star Cameron Monaghan. Phil Noyce (‘Salt’) is directing ‘The Giver’ from a screenplay by┬áMichael Mitnick (‘The Current War’). The Weinstein Co. aims to start production in Cape Town, South Africa on October 7, for a theatrical release August 15, 2014.

The breadth of Taylor Swift’s acting resume includes that ‘Valentine’s Day’ movie with practically every actor ever, her appearance on ‘New Girl,’ voicing Aubrey in ‘The Lorax‘ and that random role on ‘CSI.’ Though she was previously rumored to have a role in Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming ‘The Secret Service,’ her reps debunked the report, leaving ‘The Giver’ (and perhaps that Joni Mitchell biopic in which she’s been long-rumored to star) to be her chance for meatier roles.

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://screencrush.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on ScreenCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Register on ScreenCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!