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Taylor Swift joins Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges in 'The Giver'

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Taylor Swift has signed to star alongside Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges in The Giver.

Variety reports that the '22' singer will join Brenton Thwaites, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgard, Odeya Rush and Cameron Monaghan in the dystopian drama, based on Lois Lowry's 1993 teen novel.

Taylor Swift poses backstage with the award

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Taylor Swift poses backstage with her award



Streep will take the role of Chief Elder, with Bridges as the titular Giver. Swift will play Rosemary, who is mentored by Bridges's character before he meets Jonas, portrayed by Thwaites.

Swift previously had a small role in 2010 ensemble rom-com Valentine's Day and voiced Audrey in The Lorax.

Meryl Streep accepts the Oscar for best actress in a leading role for "The Iron Lady" during the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.

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Meryl Streep wins Oscar for 'The Iron Lady'

Jeff Bridges attends the "Seventh Son" panel on Day 4 of Comic-Con

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Jeff Bridges attends the "Seventh Son" panel



The Giver will start filming in October for an August 2014 release.

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