Taylor Swift joins film adaptation of "The Giver"

Taylor Swift arrives at the premiere of "Once Chance" on day 5 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Winter Garden Theatre on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Toronto. Arthur Mola/Invision/AP

Taylor Swift will appear on the big screen alongside Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges in the upcoming film adaptation of "The Giver."

According to Entertainment Weekly, the singer will play a supporting role in the film based on Lois Lowry's dystopian children's novel. The Weinstein Company announced her casting Friday.

Other cast members include Alexander Skarsgard, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush ("The Odd Life of Timothy Green") and Australian actor Brenton Thwaites.

"The Giver" tells the story of Jonas (Thwaites), a young boy living in a dystopian society who is chosen to be the next "Receiver of Memory," who is taught by The Giver (Bridges). Streep will play the Chief Elder of Jonas' community.

EW reports that Swift will play Rosemary, the last person to be mentored by The Giver before Jonas.

Production on the film is set to begin in Cape Town, South Africa, on Oct. 7, with a release date slated for Aug. 15, 2014.

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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