Amy Adams Going Alien With Denis Villeneuve

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Amy Adams, who gained experience dealing with aliens in Man of Steel, is in early talks to star in the science-fiction thriller Story of Your Life, to be directed by Denis Villenueve. 

According to Deadline, Adams would play an "expert linguist ... recruited by the military" to determine whether newly-arrived extraterrestrials are friendly (like Superman) or antagonistic (like Zod). It's based on a Nebula Award-winning novella by Ted Chiang, first published in 1998; Eric Heisserer wrote the screenplay; his credits include the scripts for the remakes of A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Thing, as well as writing and directing the recent Paul Walker vehicle Hours

Villenueve made a big splash with last year's one-two of Enemies and Prisoners, and his involvement suggests a thriller that will take chances with its subject matter. Adams can certainly hit it out of the park with the right material, so this is a combination that is very intriguing.
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  • Ludauvick Geoffroy

    Its Denis Villeneuve not Denis Villenueve.

  • PeterKapow

    Story of Your Life is an incredible short story. One of the great "first contact" stories in all of science-fiction. Despite the attached writer's previous projects, this is very exciting news.

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