Jeremy Renner will star in the sci-fi drama Story of Your Life opposite Amy Adams.
Based on an award-winning short story by Nebula and Ted Chiang, the film centers on Dr. Banks (Adams), an expert linguist recruited by the military to communicate with extraterrestrials who have landed all over the world. Renner plays a physics professor working alongside Banks as she tries to determine the aliens’ intentions. As Banks becomes more adept at communicating with them, she begins having vivid flashbacks that turn out to be keys to understanding the real reason behind their visit to earth.
This isn’t the first time Renner and Adams have worked together. The popular actors previously co-starred in the critically acclaimed hit film American Hustle in 2013.
Directing the feature is Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners), who is currently working on the much anticipated Blade Runner sequel. The screenplay was written by Eric Heisserer, best known for writing the horror thrillers Final Destination 5 and A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Glen Basner of FilmNation, one of the companies producing the film, told The Hollywood Reporter last year: “Story of Your Life is a really strong script with original ideas. It doesn’t feel like every movie you’ve seen in the last five years. Denis is an amazing filmmaker, and Amy Adams has both commercial appeal and is a great actress.”
Jeremy Renner will soon be seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron, premiering May 1. Adams’ next project is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, out March 25, 2016.