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.