Children books are a hot commodity in Hollywood. It’s a wonder then, that “The Giver” has taken so long and faced so many road blocks over the years. But, the adaptation may finally be getting traction. Phillip Noyce is reportedly signing on to direct the film with Jeff Bridges as a producer and may play the Giver.

Now, the bad news. Noyce is the director of “Salt” so I’m not entirely sure he was the best choice here.

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