On road to film Lois Lowry's 'The Giver,' Jeff Bridges gave his all

August 14, 2014 5:02 PM

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On road to film Lois Lowry's 'The Giver,' Jeff Bridges gave his all

Before "The Hunger Games" and "Divergent" series zoomed off bookshelves and onto movie screens, where they became blockbuster franchises, there was a quieter dystopian novel that entranced millions of young readers: 1993's "The Giver."

The original black-and-white cover — a bearded man with white hair and a furrowed, wrinkled brow, a gold 1994 Newbery Medal shining above him — could be seen on library shelves and in the backpacks of children across America. The novel, written by Lois Lowry, offered one of the first young-adult dys...

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