Amy Adams will take on a new language for her next major movie role in Story Of Your Life: Adams will have to learn how to communicate with aliens. Deadline confirmed on Wednesday that Amy Adams is in talks with FilmNation Entertainment to participate in the science fiction thriller.
Amy Adams had a big 2013, with roles in Man Of Steel as Lois Lane and American Hustle as con girl Sydney Prosser. While Man Of Steel was met with mixed reviews, American Hustle received huge support from movie critics, and was nominated for 10 Oscars, including Amy’s nomination for best actress. Though Adams didn’t win the Oscar, she did take home the Golden Globe award for the same honors.
With five Oscar nominations since 2006, Adams is one of the hottest actresses in Hollywood. Her next role will be a step away from the dramas for which she has become known in recent years. Story Of Your Life is a science fiction short story written by Ted Chiang. Chiang, 46, is one of the most well known contemporary speculative science fiction writers, winning many of the most prestigious awards in the science fiction world.
Story Of Your Life focuses on a future in which earth is contacted by aliens who have unknown intentions. Amy Adams is being targeted to play Dr. Louise Banks, a linguist who the U.S. military enlists to understand the alien language. As a linguist, it is Adams’ job to figure out how the aliens communicate and what they are trying to communicate. In the process, Amy Adams’ character will find out much more than a new language.
If Amy Adams does decide to join the project, she will partner with Canadian director Denis Villeneuve. Villeneuve is most known for his work on Prisoners starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal. The screenplay was written by Eric Heisserer, who worked on the screenplay for one of Paul Walker’s last movies, Hours.
Amy Adams has been acting in major motion pictures since 1999, but has not starred in any real science fiction roles. Story Of Your Life would be an opportunity to branch out into a new genre, while hopefully growing her fan base. There is no doubt about the fact that she has the ability to pull off a variety of roles. Soon, Amy Adams can add “alien linguist” to her resume.