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Review Roundup: Is Phillip Noyce's Dystopian 'The Giver' Too Late to the YA Franchise Party?

Reviews are out for Phillip Noyce's Lois Lowry adaptation "The Giver," and early consensus suggests that this YA dystopian sci-fi, while handsomely directed, may not be franchise material.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 12, 2014 2:45 PM
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Dakota Fanning Joins Lakeshore and Noyce's 'American Pastoral' Adaptation

Lakeshore Entertainment has officially cast Dakota Fanning in director Phillip Noyce's forthcoming Philip Roth adaptation "American Pastoral."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 6, 2014 1:55 PM
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Phillip Noyce and Ewan McGregor Jump on Philip Roth's 'American Pastoral' - But Is It a Good Idea?

Lakeshore Entertainment has tasked Phillip Noyce to direct, and Ewan McGregor to star in, the film adaptation of Philip Roth's contemporary classic "American Pastoral," which has been in the trunk for years now.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • June 23, 2014 2:31 PM
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WATCH: Silver-Haired Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges Go Dystopic in 'The Giver'

A new, longer trailer for "The Giver" has landed, and while it looks all-too similar to its recent fellow-dystopia cousins, it should give some hope to fans of Lois Lowry's iconic novel.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 5, 2014 12:48 PM
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WATCH: First Trailer for 'The Giver' -- Weinsteins Give YA Drama 'Butler' Slot

A first trailer for "The Giver" has arrived, adapted from Lois Lowry's classic YA novel of the same title. Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges both star (with Bridges playing the Giver), along with Alexander Skarsgard, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift and Brendan Thwaites. The Weinsteins are aiming at August--for now. Watch below.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • March 19, 2014 12:09 PM
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Trailer Watch: Phillip Noyce's Malaria Drama 'Mary and Martha,' Starring Hilary Swank and Brenda Blethyn UPDATE

UPDATE: A new teaser trailer has landed for Australian director Phillip Noyce's "Mary and Martha," starring Hilary Swank and Brenda Blethyn as mothers who form a bond over the loss of their sons to malaria. Watch below.
  • By Sophia Savage and Beth Hanna
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  • March 19, 2013 2:30 PM
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