updated 05/07/2014 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 05/07/2014 AT 1:05 PM ET
Lois Lowry’s iconic, Newbury-winning novel The Giver will be tugging heartstrings in theaters starting August 15.
Starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep and Australian actor Brenton Thwaites, the film comes to theaters at a time when teen-oriented dystopian dramas are So. Hot.
But The Giver, which has sold over 10 million copies worldwide, is the O.G. of dystopian young adult fiction. It was published in 1993, when “Hunger Games” were something aspiring grunge musicians were playing in Seattle while waiting for their big break.
To help build whatever anticipation wasn’t already heightened to a fever pitch by the film’s trailer (watch it below), we have five GIFs from The Giver, premiering exclusively on PEOPLE.com now. Enjoy.
Check out the trailer for The Giver, then catch it in theaters August 15.
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