The new film by director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario) has been making the festival rounds the last couple of weeks (think Venice and Telluride and, soon (I bet), Toronto), to great acclaim, which shouldn’t come as a surprise given the talent involved. The sci-fi-ish thriller reunites the actress with her unequally paid American Hustle co-star, Jeremy Renner (Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker is prominently featured as well), to tell the story of an accomplished university linguistics professor (Adams) who is recruited by the military to ascertain whether these enigmatic aliens that have just landed on Earth mean us harm or good.
Except for the fact that the drama at the heart of it all hinges on the countdown-esque nature of an encounter between two mighty species that could become friends...or warring foes. Check out the film’s trailer now.
And, of course, be sure to find out what happens after the Arrival on Nov. 11. I reckon it’s gonna be cerebral, grown-up good fun.