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Taylor Swift's 'The Giver' Role Confirmed As Singer Joins Upcoming Adaptation

09/30/2013 09:50 am ET
AP

Taylor Swift is returning to the big screen with a part in the upcoming adaptation of "The Giver." The 23-year-old singer, who previously appeared in the romantic-comedy "Valentine's Day," and played a bit role in the Fox series "New Girl," has nabbed a supporting part in the film version of the celebrated 1993 novel.

Rumors that Swift would appear in the upcoming movie made the rounds last week, when Page Six reported that the singer had been introduced to one of the film's actors, Brenton Thwaites, by Weinstein Co. boss, Harvey Weinstein.

It was also announced last week that Katie Holmes had also joined the cast of "The Giver," which already includes Thwaites, Meryl Streep, and Jeff Bridges.

Penned by Lois Lowry, "The Giver" tells the story of a young boy named Jonas who is living in a utopian society. He is chosen to train as the Receiver of Memories for the society, learning from the community's Giver. The film adaptation of "The Giver" will reportedly be directed by Phillip Noyce ("Salt") and is scheduled to arrive in theaters in August 2014.

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