`The Giver` to release in India on August 15

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 05, 2014, 16:11 PM IST

Mumbai: Hollywood upcoming science fiction `The Giver`, starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep and Brenton Thwaites will hit theatres in India on August 15, coinciding with its US release.

The film, based on Lois Lowry`s 1993 novel of the same name, also stars Alexander Skarsgard, Odeya Rush, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift.

`The Giver` is directed by Phillip Noyce and produced by Bridges, who also plays the titular role. "My daughters read the book, but before I had known that they had read it, I was looking for some material to direct my father, Lloyd Bridges," he recalls.

"I also wanted to make a movie that my kids could watch at the time. I was looking through a catalogue of children books and I came across this wonderful cover of a book, with this old, grizzled kind of guy on the cover and thought, `Oh yeah, my dad can play that guy!`" Bridges said.

The film`s story revolves around a young boy Jonas who lives in a seemingly ideal and colourless world of conformity and contentment.

When 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 truth of his community`s secret past.

With this knowledge, Jonas realises that he must escape their world to protect his dear ones but it is a challenge that no one has ever overcome.