Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) lives in a world where this no hunger, pain, sadness, disease, color, love or music. He and the other people in this utopian world are accepting of that. But when Jonas is selected to be the Receiver of Memories, his utopian lifestyle quickly becomes dystopian; he finally learns what it means to live.
In the newest trailer for the film adaptation of Lois Lowry’s The Giver, OneRepublic’s “Ordinary Human” backs exclusive footage from the upcoming film. The lyrics resonate the emotional burden, the physical pain and the great responsibility that comes from being The Receiver: “Today I felt a switch in my veins. Used to be a shadow, now the shadows scream my name… I’m just an ordinary human, but I don’t feel so ordinary today.”
Check out the music video below for an exciting look at the film before it hits theaters everywhere August 15.