Watch: Rebellion Begins in ‘The Giver’ New Trailer

If you didn’t get enough Meryl Streep in the previous trailers for “The Giver,” you’re in luck — the new theatrical trailer features plenty of the Oscar-winner at her meanest.

“When people have the power to choose, they choose wrong,” she says in the new clip.

Streep plays the Chief Elder in the film adaptation of Lois Lowry’s Newberry Award-winning novel, which portrays a society in which emotions and basic colors are stripped from the citizens. One person, the titular Giver, played by Jeff Bridges, has memories of the way the world used to be, and bestows that knowledge onto the young Jonah, played by Brenton Thwaites.

However, Jonah’s new knowledge makes him a target, and the new trailer shows how it starts to affect his life and those around him.

Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift and Alexander Skarsgard also star. It’s set to hit theaters Aug. 15.

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