Amy Adams deserves to be the true lead in a film again. She’s still been a force in numerous films over the past several years including The Fighter, The Master, Man of Steel, Her, and American Hustle to name a few. But the last time she was truly front-and-center was in 2010’s Leap Year. That simply will not do. However, she might be getting back to center stage if she signs on to the sci-fi thriller Story of Your Life.
According to Deadline, Adams is in early talks to play the lead. The film, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) based on the short story by Ted Chiang and adapted by Eric Heisserer (The Thing remake/prequel), centers on an expert linguist who learns to communicate with aliens who have crash landed around the planet. As she begins to communicate with them, she starts to have vivid flashbacks that could reveal the true reason for their visit. It sounds like an interesting role, and definitely a change up for both Adams and Villeneuve. Hit the jump for a recap of Adams’ other upcoming projects.
Adams has wrapped filming on Tim Burton‘s Big Eyes, which focuses on the artistic coupling of Margaret and Walter Keane (Adams plays Margaret and Christoph Waltz plays Walter). Walter became famous in the 1950s and 60s for paintings featuring saucer-eyed kids, though it was the shy Margaret who really did the work. Margaret eventually tired of the misplaced credit, which led to a divorce and a heated court battle to prove authorship of the paintings.
The Oscar-nominated actress had previously signed on to co-star in Philip Seymour Hoffman‘s Ezekiel Moss, but that film is in stasis (if not outright gone) due to the actor/director’s recent death.
She’s also planning to play Janis Joplin in Lee Daniels‘ Janis Joplin: Get It While You Can, and while the director intends to make it his follow-up to The Butler, there hasn’t been any word recently on the project’s development.
Then there’s the one certainty in Adams’ schedule, which is the untitled Batman/Superman movie, and that’s due to start filming sometime between now and June.