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Amy Adams May Talk To Aliens For Denis Villeneuve’s Story Of Your Life

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amy adamsAnnounced back in late 2012, FilmNation Entertainment and Lava Bear Films’ planned adaptation of the short story thriller Story of Your Life has been one of our more anticipated projects, as it should prove to be one of the most unique big-screen tales in recent years. And if we all keep our fingers crossed and dance in a circle while repeating the “special chant,” Amy Adams will be the star to put her acting chops to work bringing this story to reality. That is, if she’s not filming Superman movies for the next 15 years.

Adams is in early talks to join the film, which already has a super-talented director in Denis Villeneuve, who has had a really strong year with his recent thriller Enemy gaining praise even from the people who didn’t go gaga over his kidnapping mystery Prisoners. He’s a guy that knows how to deliver tense cinema, and Adams is a great choice for a lead, though she hasn’t made anything quite like this before.

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Prisoners Director Denis Villeneuve Will Find Aliens In The Story Of Your Life

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denis villeneuveSince it was announced at the end of 2012, we’ve been waiting patiently for any actual progress on the upcoming adaptation of Hugo Award-winning writer Ted Chiang’s short story “The Story of Your Life.” And now it looks like all of our voodoo dolls and virgin sacrifices have earned a reward, as Quebecian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve will be taking over directing duties. Thankfully, it wasn’t the aliens who let us know.

Before last year, the acclaimed director was probably best known for his Academy Award-nominated drama Incendies. In 2013 he blew up in the States with his gripping kidnapping drama Prisoners starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman. Though the performances were good and the story was engaging, it was really Villeneuve’s direction that gave the film the atmosphere that made it a success. He also worked with Gyllenhaal on the upcoming doppelganger drama Enemy, which I can’t wait to see. So to say he’s a strong choice to take over a sci-fi drama is an understatement.