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Amy Adams: The Story of Your Life sells for $20 Million!

Holy moly, The Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang must be one helluva short story. I know. I know. At fifty seven pages, it's more accurately a novella. It's also a prize winner that garnered the Hugo winner a Nebula. But still, Paramount won out in a 5 studio battle at Cannes and is paying $20 million for the US and Canadian rights with Amy Adams and director Denis Villeneuve attached! That's a lot of cash and a Cannes record! 

Per Deadline The Story of Your Life will star Adams as an expert linguist who is recruited by the military to determine whether a group of aliens crash-landing on Earth come in peace or are a threat. As she learns to communicate with the aliens, she begins experiencing vivid flashbacks that become the key to unlocking the greater mystery about the true purpose of their visit.

Eric Heisserer (A Nightmare of Elm Street, Final Destination 5, The Thing) also wrote last year's Hours starring the late Fast and Furious star, Paul Walker. 

French Canadian director Villaneuve is best known to American audiences for Prisoners, Incendies and Enemies.