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Meryl Streep & Alexander Skarsgard: 'The Giver' Co-Stars?

Meryl Streep & Alexander Skarsgard: 'The Giver' Co-Stars?

Meryl Streep is close to a deal to star as Chief Elder in the upcoming adaptation of Lois Lowry‘s book “The Giver!”

The 64-year-old actress would join Jeff Bridges for the film, which starts shooting in eight weeks in South Africa.

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Alexander Skarsgard and ShamelessCameron Monaghan are also in talks to join the cast, according to The Wrap.

“The Giver” is a “fantasy tale set in a dystopian society that fears freedom. All memory of human history has been erased, emotion does not exist and citizens’ professions are chosen for them.”

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