Jeff Bridges to produce and star in The Giver? "I originally thought of the role of the Giver as a vehicle for my father, the late Lloyd Bridges however, at 61 years old I feel the time is right for me to do it."The Giver is the first in a trilogy by Lois Lowry, followed by Gathering Blue and Messenger. I read and loved this book when my daughter studied it with her Grade 4 class years ago and have liked the sequels as well but The Giver is the one that stuck with me.
Winner of 1994 Newbery Medal
From Variety: "Jeff Bridges and producer Nikki Silver are taking another stab at a big screen version of Lois Lowry's young adult novel, "The Giver," Variety's Marc Graser exclusively reports. The two came close to getting the film made in 2006, when Fox and Walden Media were interested in giving the film a greenlight. When the rights became available again, Bridges and Silver stepped up to reacquire them. "The Giver" follows a 12-year-old boy who lives in a futuristic Utopian society where all memory of human history has been erased. His life is thrown into turmoil when he is designated to inherit the role of the Giver and bear his community's vast range of human emotions, which brings him to realize that living a pain-free life comes at a high cost. Bridges was introduced to the book, which has sold more than 10 million copies, by his daughter who was reading it in high school.
Lois Lowry's website