July 01, 2014 10:12am PT by Rebecca Ford
Lois Lowry's First Comments on 'The Giver' Movie Featured on New Poster (Exclusive Image)
The film adaptation of 1993 sci-fi book The Giver doesn't hit theaters until Aug. 15, but one important person has already seen it — the book's author, Lois Lowry.
The Hollywood Reporter here debuts new art for The Weinstein Co. film featuring the writer's first reaction.
"It's all there. The boy. The old man. The baby. The sled. If you loved the book take my word for it — you'll love the movie as well," says Lowry on the poster, which features stars Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush.
Directed by Phillip Noyce, The Giver stars Jeff Bridges, Thwaites, Rush and Meryl Streep. The sci-fi story is set in a world where each member of society is given a specific role. When 16-year-old Jonas (Thwaites) is selected to be the Receiver of Memory, he begins to uncover the truth behind his seemingly perfect world's past.
It's smart for the filmmakers to use Lowry's endorsement in promotional material, as the book is beloved by many readers worldwide. The YA novel won the 1994 Newbery Medal, and there are more than 11 million copies in print worldwide, in 21 languages.