Bridges, who won an Oscar in 2010 for his turn in “Crazy Heart” and was nominated for another lead gold statue for last year’s “True Grit,” has optioned for film the 1993 Lois Lowry novel, “The Giver,” a moralist sci-fi story that won the Newberry Medal, the top honor in young adult fiction. The novel is set in a seemingly perfect society, without crime, poverty, hatred, divorce or war. The Giver, it turns out, is the elderly man charged with keeping the institutional memory for the society, which actually stifles desire and subdues familial differences for the ordered good of society. Bridges will take on the role of that wise elder. Vadim Perelman (The House of Sand and Fog) is still attached to pen the script.
I have read 'The Giver' multiple times and really love the novel. I am excited to see they are making this movie and hope to follow production and casting.