After almost a year we finally have news regarding Story of Your Life. The film that was acquired by Paramount last year in Cannes will have Jeremy Renner to star oposite Amy Adams, Variety is reporting.
The project, based on Ted Chiang’s story, centers on aliens landing on Earth. The military then recruits Adams’ linguist expert to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat. Renner will portray a physics professor brought on to help communicate with the aliens.
Eric Heisserer has written the script. Producers are Glen Basner’s FilmNation, David Linde’s Lava Bear Films and 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy and Dan Levine.
Paramount picked up North American rights at Cannes last year when Adams and Villeneuve were attached. Sony picked up most foreign markets.