Music star Taylor Swift will be hitting the silver screen once again in The Giver. Although her role has not yet been revealed, The Weinstein Company did announce recently that Taylor has officially been cast in their film adaptation of the popular young adult novel written by Lois Lowry. Taylor will be co-starring alongside Oscar winners Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges. Other cast members include Alexander Skarsgard and Katie Holmes. The movie will be directed by Phillip Noyce.
The film is set in an utopian futuristic society where people are ceremoniously given a lifetime assignment at the age of twelve. In the story, a young boy named Jonas (played by Brenton Thwaites) is given the task of receiving the memory of his town from someone called the Giver (Jeff Bridges). Through his adventure with the Giver, Jonas learns that the seemingly idealistic society he lives in comes at a price.
The movie will open in theaters nationwide on August 15, 2014. It will be Taylor's second big screen appearance since 2010's Valentine's Day. In addition to acting in this movie, Taylor will also have her song "Sweeter than fiction" in the movie "One Chance".