Lois Lowry’s novel The Giver is coming to theaters this August, and today the first official trailer hit the internet. The Giver is about the life of Jonas (played by Brenton Thwaites), who lives in a colorless world filled with conformity and contentment. When Jonas reaches the age of 12, he is given a life assignment as the Receiver of Memory from an elderly man otherwise known as The Giver (played by Jeff Bridges). Jonas then comes to see that the real world is not as pleasant as his previous utopia. The Giver, which won a Newbery Medal in 1994, has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. The adaption will also star Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift. The Giver is for an Aug. 15, 2014 release.