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Alexander Skarsgard, Taylor Swift, & More Featured on 'Giver' Character Posters!

Alexander Skarsgard, Taylor Swift, & More Featured on 'Giver' Character Posters!

Check out Alexander Skarsgard and Taylor Swift in these brand new character posters for their highly anticipated upcoming film The Giver.

Also featured on their own individual poster are co-stars Katie Holmes, Meryl Streep, Odeya Rush, Cameron Monaghan, Jeff Bridges, and Brenton Thwaites.

Here’s the plot: In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the “real” world.

Look out for The Giver, in theaters on August 15.

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77 Responses to “Alexander Skarsgard, Taylor Swift, & More Featured on 'Giver' Character Posters!”

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  1. 1
    queen b Says:

    This movie in a nutshell–swifty fans will flock to it, Streep and Alex will do the actual acting. Holmes will do her usual mediocre job at best or cringe worthy at worst and will get to say she is in a move with Meryl.

  2. 2
    Nathan Says:

    Love you Katie your the best.

  3. 3
    anna Says:

    @queen b: Pretty much it.

  4. 4
    lah Says:

    OMG @queenb you are so on target. Now I am more excited than ever to see this movie – multiple times. ;)

  5. 5
    The Dude Says:

    When’s the last time Bridges has made a good film….

  6. 6
    pushing the agenda Says:


  7. 7
    Caro Says:

    You absolutely nailed it QueenB although if I remember The mom doesn’t do that much emoting does she? So Katie’s wooden acting may actually look good.

  8. 8
    Nathan Says:

    @queen b:

    Katie Holmes is just as good as Alexander Skarsgård. She is Way better of an actress than people give her credit for. I think katie has mad skills and she will win an Oscar one day. Laugh all you want but she will do it.

    Remember Harvey Weinstein already said katie gave an Oscar performance in Miss Meadows He seen the movie and he knows talent when he sees it.

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    clandestine Says:

    Poor Meryl. She has to take all the responsibility of the movie since the others can’t act. They all should thank her.

  10. 10
    Amy Says:

    Taylor Swift is more worthy of a mention in the title than Meryl Streep? REALLY? LOL Jared you’re pathetic!

  11. 11
    Lola Says:

    He was probably just catering to the audience here which is much younger then the Meryl Streep crowd in general. Dude needs the hits.

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    Lucy Says:

    @Nathan: “Harvey Weinstein already said katie gave an Oscar performance in Miss Meadows He seen the movie and he knows talent when he sees it.” HAHAHAHAHAHA
    Like he saw an incredible talent in Gwyneth Paltrow, Roberto Benigni, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicole Kidman’s nose in The Hours and many other laughable performances and movies? LOL
    The last “talent” he saw was Nicole Kidman’s botoxed face in Grace of Monaco, but the movie and her performance are getting very bad reviews now!
    Yeah, Harvey knows exactly what talent is! the man is known for buying Oscars for his sh*tty movies! LOL

  13. 13
    Monica Says:

    there is a bit of a story with the Harvey connection so his words (if he did say those exact words) are not without agenda.
    Holmes agent just started working with him so he is taking Holmes as part of the deal trying to make her a hit now. He is throwing her name around now a lot but who knows what will come of it until it happens. His wife is of course the owner of Marchesa fashion line and she dressed Holmes for the met and we saw what a disaster that was! If that is a reflection of what we can expect from Harvey and Georgina taking on Katie then I doubt he is going to be able to make a oscar winner out of this Eliza Doolittle.

  14. 14
    betty Says:

    Harvey knew that Grace of Monaco was a turkey. That’s why he desperately tried to drop it when the director refused to re-edit it.
    He’s definitely a smart business man.

    I loved this book growing up. I know that they made a lot of changes, but hopefully they’ll still capture the essence of the story.

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    Missy Says:

    Just to clarify, Harvey is not working with her agent. He is supposedly helping her publicist form a new company. Hollywood is all about connections, so the fact that he has a connection with her rep obviously gives her advantage. But I have to point out that her publicist reps several actors, including Megan Fox for example. And yet, I don’t see him hyping her up and casting her in his movies. Clearly, there is something about Katie that he likes. She’s already been cast in another film that he’s producing.

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    Monica Says:

    Ok had it mixed up a bit but the agenda is still there.
    We don’t know why he hasn’t mentioned the others by name but perhaps they don’t need the leg up right now. We don’t know but it does show agenda that he is trying to help her company and therefore why he is helping Katie.

  17. 17
    liz Says:

    the only one in the cast with genuine acting talent is meryl. she’s a boss. the others are mediocre to just plain bad. and taylor swift can gtfo

  18. 18
    K-Flop - Weinstein Says:

    Nothing to add to the new posters… I wait for the reviews and box office numbers.

    Prediction: Mediocre sales, but will make cost. Underwhelming to fans of the book.

    Thoughts on Weinstein –

    “The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby, and in particular the performances of Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy. ,Weinstein told his marketing team it has been a long time since he’d seen performances like these, and that they were to start working on the Oscar campaign strategy and go for it.” (re: Deadline)

    Schemer … its about the Win (or Wins). Chastain, Holmes, whoever. But, I think he has a better/solid (more believable) chance with Chastain.

    As for Leslie Sloane Zelnick, she was identified as Harvey Weinsteins publicist/spokesperson for his joint venture with James Dolan on The Rockette’s show “Hearts and Lights” (production postponed/cancelled) at Radio City. “The National Football League draft is scheduled to be held at Radio City on May 8 to 10. Mr. Weinstein, in a statement provided through Ms. Sloane Zelnick…” (NYT Mar 2014)

    She was also listed as Weinsteins ‘spokeswoman’ by the NYDaily for the same Rockettes show this past March.

    Only half way through the year

    ******2014 Year of K-Flop *******

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    Mania Days & Misc Says:

    Kflop what do you know about Mania Days?
    Is it actually coming out?
    Responsible adults isn’t on IMDB anymore. When did that get taken off? Not being made?

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    Mania Days & Misc Says:

    Very interesting.
    As of just a couple weeks ago RA was on Katie’s IMDB
    Now it’s gone but RA still have a page but with Sara Paxton as the star.
    I doubt Holmes made the decision to back out since she doesn’t have much work lined up. If you scroll down to storyline they haven’t even changed Holmes and Crawfords names out yet. Must be a new development.

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    K-Flop - Mania Days *Crickets* Says:

    Mania Days —–>>> Crickets

    It will probably make its way to some film festival …eventually.

    “Days and NIghts” has only premiered at 2 or 3 film festivals, but Spotlight Pictures has just secured International rights to it. –

    All done by ICM which K-Flop is signed to, so that was probably all internal.

    Responsible Adults, if it does get made, ever, will probably be with an all new cast.

    A mix of media reporting and my thoughts.

    A little late to JJ’s 9th anniversary of the “Oprah Couch” incident, but in relation to that post and this –

    “What if they were allowed to choose their own mate? And chose wrong?”

    “It’s the choosing that’s important, isn’t it?”

    ― Lois Lowry, The Giver

    ****The Giver – August 15 – 2014 The Year of K-Flop?****

  22. 22
    annie Says:

    You people bag her to death, but people in the business like her and always have. Harvey W obviously likes her . You underestimate her, because she doesn’t play games, at least publicly, and is quite secretive. I think that when the role suits her, interests her, and she’s really involved and gets her teeth into it, something dark, power playing, quirky, and intense , she’ll succeed but if it’s only a supporting role to someone else, with really nothing to get her going, it won’t work.
    I will be really surprised if she doesn’t get good reviews for the movies she’s made recently, like Mania Days, Days and Knights, the reviews have been good for Miss Meadows, or at least her performance. These movies are up her alley, like Pieces of April, quirky and complicated.
    She also has a strong role as the mother in the Giver, she is the head of some council in the movie, forgot where I read it.
    People make it sound like she’s the only client ICM has , seriously!
    Any reason will do to put her down!

  23. 23
    anne Says:


    Scientologists and Tom team, not accepting the leap Boat Katie. She put the biggest movie star in the world on the ground. The world watched and laughed religious fanaticism of Tom
    His image is scratched. They will hope for the end of her career.

    Hugs Annie.

  24. 24
    DTBH Says:

    Sandler’s movie this weekend is a flop per A critics. Not much competition out there. Still waiting to see if that perceived greasy hair etc. is 90% perspiration.

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    ME Says:

    No one is comparing acting abilities. It is no doubt that Meryl is one of the greatest actors out there, but if you want to promote the movie and give it a wider audience then Taylor would be a good bet to place on the poster.

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