The cast of teen dystopia 'The Giver' make their arrivals at the New York premiere held at the Ziegfeld Theater. Among them were lead stars Meryl Streep and Brenton Thwaites, as well as Cameron Monaghan, Odeya Rush and Emma Tremblay. Other arrivals were director Phillip Noyce, the original book's author Lois Lowry and executive producer Scooter Braun.
Contributors to 'The Giver' movie soundtrack pop band OneRepublic and executive producer (and Justin Bieber's manager) Scooter Braun were among the movie's cast and crew arrivals at the New York premiere held at Ziegfeld Theater. Other guests included the original children's book's author Lois Lowry, producer Nikki Silver, director Phillip Noyce and star Odeya Rush.
The Giver was released in US cinemas on 15 August - what can we expect when it comes across to UK shores?
American social science film, The Giver, was recently released on 15 August in the USA and is due to hit UK cinemas in the next few months. The film centres on a ‘perfect’ utopian society that lives without pain, war, suffering, differences or choice. However, when 12-year-old Jonas, played by Brenton Thwaites, is chosen to be the community’s Receiver of Memories, he must take on the emotions lacking in his perfect community and confront the unhappy truths of the real world.
Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites star in The Giver
Based on the 1993 novel of the same name by Lois Lowry, the movie has been produced by Jeff Bridges who spent years trying to bring the futuristic novel to the big screen. After encountering obstacles when Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film, Bridges was finally able to bring his vision to worldwide cinemas.
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Author, Lois Lowry, Director and Phillip Noyce - Stars attend the New York Premiere of the upcoming social science fiction movie 'The Giver' starring the likes of Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep and Katie Holmes at Ziegfeld Theater on West 54th Street - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 11th August 2014
Dakota Fanning has been cast to appear in a film adaptation of 'American Pastoral'.
Dakota Fanning is to appear in a film adaptation of Philip Roth's prize-winning novel 'American Pastoral'.
Until now, Roth has remained one of few literary titans who has not been afforded the Hollywood treatment, but Australian director Phillip Noyce looks set to change that.
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Author Lois Lowry talks about her dystopian sci-fi book 'The Giver' in a featurette ahead of the release of the film adaptation starring Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites. The film follows a young boy living in a world without war, crime suffering or diversity, who is chosen to receive information about the real disasters of the previous world in a program designed to keep the society stable.
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Jonas is a young man who lives in a community where everybody is the same. Pain and suffering has been abolished by authorities simply by forcing everyone to conform and prohibiting any form of variance. Jonas is about to become an exception to the rule when he is selected as the next Receiver of Memories. His new role requires training from a man called The Giver (the former Receiver) who will subsequently imbue Jonas with knowledge of the world before this compliant society. With that he will understand the pain of death and conflict, but will also begin to understand the importance of love and distinction and it is this that forces him to break away from his community - wishing to live a life with more depth and meaning. However, it soon becomes clear that he's not getting out that easily.
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The former technical contractor and Central Intelligence Agency (Cia) worker has been on the run ever since he confessed to leaking confidential information on mass surveillance operations undertaken by the U.S. and U.K. governments on their own citizens.
Snowden, who has been charged with committing espionage against America, is currently holed up at an airport in Moscow, Russia as he tries to seek asylum in Ecuador, and now Noyce has revealed he is interested in turning the scandal into a big screen film.
Continue reading: Phillip Noyce Keen To Make Film About Edward Snowden
Hailee Steinfeld will join Sam Worthington in Phillip Noyce's upcoming revenge drama, 'For The Dogs'.
Hailee Steinfeld has been cast in 'For The Dogs'.
The 16-year-old starlet will play precocious teenager Ella, who convinces troubled assassin Lucas (Worthington) to help her take revenge on the people who murdered her parents and younger brother.
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Liam Hemsworth has signed on to star in Phillip Noyce's 'Timeless', about a man who builds a time machine to see his dead wife one last time.
Liam Hemsworth is set to star in 'Timeless'.
The 'Hunger Games' actor will star as a young man who builds a time machine to go back and meet his wife, who left him the money to build the temporal device when she died.
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Amnesty International on Wednesday headed a delegation to the Iran Mission to the United Nations that delivered a petition signed by more than 20,000 people calling for the reversal of the sentence meted out to award-winning director Jafar Panahi for making "propaganda against the system." He was sentenced to six years in prison and barred from making films for 20 years. His associate, Mohammad Rasoulof, received a similar sentence. Among those signing the petition are Paul Haggis, Martin Scorsese, Edward Zwick, Ridley Scott, Phillip Noyce, Ron Howard, Paul Mazursky, Harvey Weinstein, Lina wertmüller, Hans Zimmer, Michael Apted, Sean Penn, Mia Farrow, Gabriel Byrne, Elliott Gould, Harvey Keitel, Patrick Stewart, Josh Brolin, Susan Sarandon, and others. In a statement, Amnesty International USA Executive Director Larry Cox said, "Imagine your government telling you that you cannot work, speak your mind or express your beliefs - or you will be thrown in prison. This is the ordeal that Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof suffer every day. These two men are being persecuted; it is simply wrong and we must speak up against Iran's actions."
Continue reading: Petition Calls For Overturning Iranian Director's Sentence