The Grammy Award winning songstress is returning to the big screen this Friday in the haunting drama, The Giver, based on Lois Lowry’s young adult novel.
Swift plays an overwhelmed brunette woman named Rosemary, a former Receiver of Memory whose existence ceased after two months. In Lowry’s novel, the Receiver of Memories is the sole bearer of emotions in a regimented society.
In a clip released earlier this week, Swift is spotted doing what she does best: quietly humming a tune to herself as her fingers graciously prance along the keys of a piano. In the same scene, her successor (Brenton Thwaites) witnesses The Giver (Jeff Bridges) pass along Rosemary’s memory which demonstrates music— a forbidden gift in their bleak world.
“She’s the one they all talk about,” Thwaites says in the clip.
“She no longer exists...except here. And in my memories,” responds Bridges.
This is Swift’s first return to the big screen since she first made her acting debut in Gary Marshall’s 2010 romance film, Valentine’s Day.
The haunting story of The Giver hits theatres Friday, Aug. 15.