The Giver, 2014
Director: Phillip Noyce
Notable cast: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift, Brenton Thwaites
Jeff Bridges wanted to produce a film adaptation of The Giver in the mid-nineties, but other studios delayed production for fifteen years. Bridges originally envisioned his father, the late Lloyd Bridges, playing The Giver, but took on the role himself. Although critics recognized the film’s faithfulness to the book, they criticized the film for removing ambiguity from the ending.