Jeff Bridges To Adapt Classic Lois Lowry Novel 'The Giver'

Jeff Bridges has always been a fantastic actor, he recently won an Oscar in 2010 for his role in Crazy Heart and was nominated for his lead role in True Grit but he's now ready to try his hand at producing a movie.

Not just any movie though. The talented 61-year-old actor is set to adapt Lois Lowry's classic novel The Giver. Not only is The Giver fantastically written but it's story is touching and heartfelt. It's definitely one of my favorites, thanks to my husband.

The story is set in a seemingly perfect society, without crime, poverty, divorce or war.
"December is the time of the annual Ceremony at which each twelve year old receives a life assignment determined by the Elders. Jonas watches his friend Fiona named Caretaker of the Old and his cheerful pal Asher labeled the Assistant Director of Recreation. But Jonas has been chosen for something special. When his selection leads him to an unnamed man -the man called only the Giver -he begins to sense the dark secrets that underlie the fragile perfection of his world."
'The Giver' is a an elderly man charged with keeping the institutional memory for the society, which actually stifles desire and subdues familial differences for the ordered good of society. But as 'The Giver' ages, a new child is assigned to the position.

Bridges will not only produce the film but also star in it as the wise elder, although he originally had someone else in mind for the role.
"I originally thought of the role of the Giver as a vehicle for my father, the late Lloyd Bridges," he told Variety, "however, at 61 years old I feel the time is right for me to do it."
I'm really excited about this big screen adaptation. If you haven't read the book I highly recommend you check it out (although, the ending leaves you thinking 'what the hell was that?').