Jeff Bridges as The Giver
He kind of looks like the book cover image of the Giver, so I guess that helps us envision him in the role. I always imagined the Giver as being very short, however. It's not Jeff Bridges' fault that he's tall, though, so that's not grounds to dismiss him. He's a fine actor. We'll have to see if he was a fine selection for this role.
Brenton Thwaites as Jonas
They went the Enders Game route and aged the cast a few years. I suppose that's par for course in show biz. Thwaites is 25 years old, though, so that's stretching it a bit much. At least he's relatively unknown, which is nice. He brings no baggage to a role about innocence and discovery and choice. One last random fun fact: he's Australian.
Katie Holmes and Alexandar Skarsgard as Jonas' parents
I'm oddly okay with this casting choice. For now.
Taylor Swift as Rosemary
Less okay with this casting choice.
Meryl Streep as the Chief Elder
I adore Meryl Streep. No complaints on this one.
Odeya Rush as Fiona
I know nothing about Odeya.
Cameron Monaghan as Asher
I know nothing about Cameron as well.
The Giver will be hitting theaters on August 15, 2014.