Taylor Swift Joins the Cast of ‘The Giver’

Taylor Swift
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Taylor Swift is the latest addition to the cast of Phil Noyce’s “The Giver.”

The Weinstein Company and Walden Media’s adaptation of Lois Lowry’s 1993 YA novel stars Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges. Streep will play Chief Elder, while Bridges will be the title character.

Brenton Thwaites, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgard, Odeya Rush and Cameron Monaghan round out the cast of the dystopian drama.

Swift will play Rosemary, the last teen mentored by The Giver before he meets Jonas.

The multi Grammy-winning singer has already gotten her feet wet in the film biz. She had a small role in 2010’s “Valentine’s Day” and provided the voice of Audrey for “The Lorax.”

The film, which is written by Michael Mitnick, will start filming in Cape Town on Oct. 7. It’s set to hit theaters on Aug. 15, 2014.

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  1. Sierra says:

    So many haters.. Taylor’s amazing! She’s an amazing actor and a very talented musician. She has directed almost all her videos and everyone of her concerts so before you go hating, get your facts straight..

  2. Thelorax56 says:

    Um, singing questionable, acting questionable, says “like” way too many times in a sentence. But money can buy you what you want

  3. d says:

    Wonder who she will try to screw in the cast. She is being cast to bring in the teens and young adults. Her acting is … questionable. But even at her worst, she has to be better than Holmes, god awful there.

  4. Ronald Lee Ringgold says:

    Dear Taylor hope the giver works out for you. Hope you can come back to Arkansas sometime soon. Miss you to much. From Ronald Lee Ringgold

  5. Bruce says:

    anyone who underestimates her or bets against her has lost since she was 13. Taylor is producer director Creator and owner of all she does. She she will kill it once again.

  6. I hope this is just gossip. Her acting is horrible. And isn’t she looking too old to be still cast as a “teen”?

  7. Spencer Mitchell says:

    I hope Taylor doesn’t drop out of this one.

  8. Captain Ron Jr. says:

    If I’m the Taker, I sure hope Taylor Swiftly gives me… sum LOVE!

  9. RonDonJon says:

    FILED UNDER: Hollywood has lost its mind. Again.

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