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Yes, this is the story of yet another young adult novel being adapted into a movie, but this one thankfully is not trying to capitalize on the success of Twilight or The Hunger Games. Jeff Bridges purchased the rights to Lois Lowry's 1993 novel The Giver twenty years ago as a starring vehicle for his father Lloyd, and has been trying to get it made ever since. The project looked like it might move forward in 2007, and then in 2011 the actor decided that he would step in and play the title character. Now Variety reports the project may have found a director, as Salt helmer Phillip Noyce is in talks to sit in the director's chair. Read on. The story in Lois Lowry's book follows a twelve year old boy named Jonas who lives in a seemingly perfect community without war, pain, suffering, or choice. Everyone is assigned careers »

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