WATCH: New Clips from Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Arrival’ with Amy Adams


Move over, “La La Land,” “Arrival” is about to land at Venice. Denis Villeneuve‘s latest is set to debut Thursday at the fest, and two new clips from the film have been released today in advance of the premiere.

The clips give a short glimpse of Amy Adams‘ character in action. Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker also star in the film.

The film takes place after alien crafts land around the world. Louise Banks (Adams), an expert linguist, is recruited by the military to determine whether or not they are a threat. Renner plays mathematician Ian Donnelly, who helps Louise on her mission.

Per Renner in an interview with USA Today, audiences can expect a “thinking person’s film.” He says it’s more along the lines of “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” or “Contact” than a big, alien actioner.

“Arrival” will also show at Toronto International Film Festival next month.

Damien Chazelle‘s much-anticipated ode to old Hollywood musicals, “La La Land,” opens Venice tonight. Early reviews are excellent so far. Villeneuve and team are hoping for an equally enthusiastic response for “Arrival.”

For those who will not be attending the film festival, “Arrival” is slated for release on Nov. 11 and “La La Land” releases wide on Dec. 16.

Check out the new clips for “Arrival” below, courtesy of The Playlist.

Official Synopsis:

ARRIVAL is a provocative science fiction thriller from acclaimed director Denis Villeneuve (SICARIO, PRISONERS). When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team — lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) — are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers. And to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

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Written by Lauren Huff

Lauren Huff is a film and awards geek. When she's not writing about film and the industry, she's drinking coffee, reading mystery novels or hanging out with her husband and stinking-cute puppy. She's reported from the red carpets of Austin Film Festival, SXSW and various film premieres. Her work has appeared in several outlets, including Deadline, The Hollywood Reporter, Us Weekly and more.

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