Young-adult movies aren't all romance and supernatural stuff, and in a few months we'll see one of the most acclaimed young-adult novels of all time brought to life on the big screen with 'The Giver.' But before then, we've got a whole set of big, beautiful new character posters to introduce you to the cast.

Based on the Lowis Lowry novel of the same name, 'The Giver' tells the story of Jonas, who lives what should be an ideal life where people conform under strict guidelines and are given "life assignments" to help govern their path. When Jonas is given his assignment to be the Receiver of Memory, he uncovers the dark secrets of his community, and his life is forever changed, as these things go. The book won the 1994 Newbury medal, and spawned three sequels loosely based in the same world -- the most recent released in 2012 and titled 'Son.'

It's been a long time coming for this adaptation to hit the big screen, and it features one heck of a great cast: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, newcomer Brenton Thwaites, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgard and Taylor Swift. You can check out the cast in the new character posters below, which were released via various websites today, and be sure to check out the film when it hits theaters on August 15:

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