Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes and a Little Bit of Taylor Swift Steal Screen in 'The Giver' Trailer

The dystopian film, based on a young adult novel by Lois Lowry, hits theaters Aug. 15


The latest trailer for The Giver turns the spotlight on the film’s A-list actors: Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges and Katie Holmes.

Streep, as the icy Chief Elder, rules the Community with an eerie calm, purring, “When people have the freedom to choose, they choose wrong.”

It’s a far cry from the movie’s first trailer, which focused on protagonist Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) but saved some of the biggest star power for later.

Now, Bridges is front and center as the titular Giver, and Holmes pops up to play Jonas’s worried mother. As her son receives memories that cause him to yearn for more than conformity, she pleads with Streep, “He’s not usually like this.”

Taylor Swift makes another fleeting appearance around the 0:58 mark as the mysterious Rosemary.

Fans of the 1993 young adult novel are sure to be more satisfied with this new video, which first shows the dystopian world in black and white as author Lois Lowry intended.

The Giver hits theaters Aug. 15. Check out the trailer below.

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