Denis Villeneuve‘s film “Story of Your Life,” which stars Amy Adams, Forest Whitaker and Jeremy Renner, has been given a new name and an awards season release date.
The film is now going by the name “Arrival” and is being scheduled for a Nov. 11 release date. This puts the film up against psychological thriller “Shut In” with Naomi Watts; Ang Lee’s “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”; Universal’s comedy “Almost Christmas”; and Warren Beatty vehicle “Rules Don’t Apply.”
Adapted for the screen by Eric Heisserer and based on the short story by Ted Chiang, “Arrival” tells the story of an expert linguist (Adams) who is recruited by the military to determine whether aliens who have landed on earth come in peace or are a threat.
The film made waves at the 2014 Cannes market where Paramount won a crazy rights bid for the pic, which set a festival record of $20 million.
Adams is currently busy reprising her role as Lois Lane in the upcoming “Justice League” film. She also stars in “Nocturnal Animals,” which is also slated for an awards season release of Dec. 9 and stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Isla Fisher, Laura Linney and Michael Shannon. A TV series based on Gillian Flynn’s novel “Sharp Objects” and starring Adams as lead character Camille Preaker is also in the works.
Adams has been nominated for an Oscar five times, although she has yet to win. She’s garnered four nominations in the Best Supporting Actress category, and one for Best Actress for her role in “American Hustle.”