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Holmes, Swift Join Phil Noyce's "Giver"

By Garth Franklin Friday September 27th 2013 07:05AM

Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift will join Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges in Phillip Noyce's $25 million-budget sci-fi tale "The Giver" at The Weinstein Co. and Walden Media.

Set in a society in which there is no conflict, Brenton Thwaites plays a young boy selected for his life service as the Receiver of Memories.

He works with The Giver (Bridges), an old man who teaches the boy to use his unique gifts of the senses. Michael Mitnick penned the most recent script based on the Lois Lowry young adult novel.

Holmes will play Thwaites' mother, a strict obeyer of the laws that govern this antiseptic society. Sweet's role is unknown at this time.

Streep plays the society's Chief Elder. Alexander Skarsgard, Odeya Rush and Cameron Monaghan also star.

Bridges, Nikki Silver and Neil Koenigsberg are producing. Filming will take place predominantly in South Africa.

Source: Just Jared

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