Katie Holmes to be part of ‘The Giver’

27 September 2013 01:39 pm | Indiantelevision.com Team

Mumbai: Katie Holmes has finalised a deal to be a part of ‘The Giver’, a drama from the Weinstein Company and Walden Media. The movie is directed by Phillip Noyce.

Brenton Thwaites plays the lead role in the movie that talks about a world where there is no sickness, racism or conflict.

Thwaites plays the role of a young boy who is selected for his life service as Receiver of Memories with ‘The giver’ (Jeff Bridges) who is an old man teaching the boy to use his unique gifts of the senses.

Meryl Streep plays the society’s chief elder, an authoritarian woman who assigns young kids tasks to do.  Holmes will be playing the mother of Thwaites. Her role is that of a strict obeyer of the rules of the society that can be named as an antiseptic society.

Michael Mitnick has scripted the adaptation and will be shot in South Africa.

The movie is eying a budget of around $25 million.