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Winning the Newberry Award in 1994, Lois Lowry's "The Giver" seems to have been in development nearly as long. The movie came close to being made a couple of times, once with "House of Sand and Fog" writer-director Vadim Perelman at the helm over at Fox, and then again at Warner Bros with David Yates to direct. That fell apart when Yates went on to tackle "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" instead. Last we heard well over a year ago was that it was still puttering along after Jeff Bridges stepped in and nabbed the rights, with Perelman still involved at the script level. Now, some new life has been kicked into it. Variety reports that Phillip Noyce ("Salt," "The Quiet American") is in early talks for helm the movie, that is now set up at The Weinstein Company with Walden Media to produce. The Ya book is another »

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