Amy Adams’ sci-fi Story Of Your Life, directed by Prisoners‘ Denis Villeneuve, has been picked up by Paramount for $20 million.
THR reports that the film, based on the short story by Ted Chiang, was snapped up for North American distribution by the studio as soon as the Cannes Film Market opened.
Story Of Your Life “will star Adams as an expert linguist who is recruited by the military to determine whether a group of aliens crash-landing on Earth come in peace or are a threat. As she learns to communicate with the aliens, she begins experiencing vivid flashbacks that become the key to unlocking the greater mystery about the true purpose of their visit.”
Adams will next be seen in Tim Burton’s Big Eyes. You can buy Ted Chiang’s Stories Of Your Life and Others for £6.23 at Amazon.co.uk.