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Jeff Bridges’s The Giver Adaptation Finds Its Jonas

Jeff Bridges has been trying to adapt Lois Lowry's classic The Giver for a long time and it seems like it’s finally going to happen. Last week, we told you that Bridges and The Weinstein Company were already looking for Bridges’s young co-star. Well, Deadline reports they found him: Australian unknown Brenton Thwaites. Thwaites, who hasn't been in much, other than Lifetime's Blue Lagoon reboot, will play Jonas to Bridges’s Giver. Salt’s Phillip Noyce is set to direct. The film is scheduled to start shooting in South Africa this fall. Hurry up, guys, the film is hotly anticipated by the future's lazy fifth-graders.

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