Amy in Talks for Alien Tale ‘Story Of Your Life’

After exploring dark psychodrama with Prisoners and the upcoming Enemy, director Denis Villeneuve has his eye on science fiction for a future project. He’s attached to adapt short tale Story Of Your Life and he may have found a star, with Amy Adams in early talks, Deadline is reporting.

If she does end up in the film, Adams will star as Dr. Louise Banks, an expert linguist called in by the US government to help when alien craft land on Earth and someone must learn to communicate with the occupants. As she explores their language and mindset, Dr. Banks figures out how to think as they do, developing the ability to “chrono-synclastically” perceive time from the outside. In a nutshell, she’s able to “remember” the future, which has implications, since she can see the ultimate fate of her currently unborn daughter, as well as knowing more about the new arrivals’ intentions.

Amy will be seen in Lullaby and Tim Burton’s latest, art drama Big Eyes, which doesn’t yet have a release date, but is predicted to enter the awards race this year. She’ll also be back as Lois Lane for Batman vs Superman that brings Ben Affleck’s Batman into Zack Snyder’s superhero universe.