We’ve all known that Jeff Bridges
is awesome for a long time and now that the Academy has caught on
, he’s gained enough cache to get his dream project off the ground. That dream project is the Newberry Medal-winning The Giver
by Lois Lowry. The story is set in a dystopian world where chocolate milk has been banned. Just kidding, but yeah, that would be pretty tough. In the novel’s dystopia rather, society has done away with memories and emotion while giving the responsibility of remembering the past to one person — The Receiver. Bridges will play the Receiver tasked with training a young successor to his job.
Bridges doesn’t have a studio or director attached yet but with a script by House of Sand and Fog‘s Vadim Perelman and his career heat, it’s unlikely he’ll have to look too long. Also, Bridges’ character is required to have an awesome beard. Who wouldn’t sign on to see that? (Variety)