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Slideshow: Odeya Rush, Brenton Thwaites Pose For ‘The Giver’

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Brenton Thwaites has the lead role of Jonas in ‘The Giver.’

CHICAGO – Two of the hottest young stars came to Chicago recently to promote their latest film, “The Giver.” Odeya Rush and Brenton Thwaites were at Chicago’s historic Navy Pier to greet fans and sign autographs. HollywoodChicago.com was there and got Exclusives Portraits of the dynamic co-stars.

The Australian born Brenton Thwaites was on a couple of popular TV shows there, but desired to expand into international cinema, and landed supporting roles in this year’s “Oculus” and “Maleficent.” Odeya Rush was born in Israel, but moved to the U.S. at nine years old. Her first big film was “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” (2012), and she followed that up with the independent film “We Are What We Are” (2013). She has a high profile role in the upcoming film adaptation of the ‘Goosebumps’ book series.

Photographer Joe Arce was on the scene at the Crystal Gardens in Navy Pier. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All images © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com.

  1. GIVER1: Odeya Rush portrays Fiona in ‘The Giver.’
  2. GIVER2: Brenton Thwaites has the lead role of Jonas in ‘The Giver.’
  3. GIVER3: Brenton and Odeya together again for the first time for ‘The Giver.’
  4. GIVER4: Brenton and Odeya have some fun at ‘The Giver’ meet-and-greet.

“The Giver” is currently in theaters. Featuring Brenton Thwaites, Oyeda Rush, Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Alexander Skarsgard, Kaite Holmes and Taylor Swift. Screenplay adapted by Michael Mitnick and Robert B. Weide, from the novel by Lois Lowry. Directed by Phillip Noyce. Rated “PG-13”

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

Senior Staff Writer

© 2014 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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