Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company are proud to announce the home entertainment release of the dystopian thriller, THE GIVER. Directed by Phillip Noyce, the film is based on Lois Lowry’s beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner of the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold over 12 million copies worldwide.
The hit film features an all-star cast that includes: Jeff Bridges (Tron franchise, R.I.P.D, True Grit, Crazy Heart), Meryl Streep (August: Osage County, Upcoming Into the Woods, The Iron Lady), Brenton Thwaites (Oculus, Maleficent, Upcoming: Son of a Gun, Ride), Alexander Skarsgård (The East, What Maisie Knew, “True Blood”), Odeya Rush (Upcoming: Goosebumps, The Odd Life of Timothy Green), Katie Holmes (Jack and Jill, Mad Money, Batman Begins), and Taylor Swift (The Lorax, Valentine’s Day). The epic adaptation is a passion project for Bridges, who also serves as a producer on the film and spent close to twenty years developing the novel into a motion picture. Audiences can get the film on digital download on November 14, 2014 before heading to DVD and Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack with Digital HD Ultraviolet in time for the holidays on November 25, 2014.
The story of The Giver centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined – a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all – a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before.
THE GIVER is rated PG-13 and has a running time of 97 minutes. DVD and Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack special features include: Jeff Bridges Presents The Original Script Reading Featuring Lloyd Bridges, Making The Giver: From Page to Screen, ‘Ordinary Human’ featurette with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, Author Lois Lowry on The Giver, and Bonus: Study Guide. Additionally, the Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack includes an exclusive bonus feature of “Press Conference With Filmmakers & Cast.” For more information on the film, please visit TheGiverFilm.com