Amy Adams plays a linguist who is recruited by the military when an alien ship lands in the US. The cast also includes Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker, Thor) and Forest Whitaker. All of these are very good actors. The film is directed by Denis Villaneuve (Sicario). I have to admit that I haven’t seen any of his films, so I cannot comment on his directing ability for now.
The story looks very good and I plan to go see it when it comes out on November 11. It has been a while seen I have seen a good sci-fi movie and I have high hopes for this one. Amy Adams starred in a cult movie that I love called Psycho Beach Party. She also appeared in some episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and That 70s Show. I consider her a very good actress and believe that she will be very believable in this film.
Forest Whitaker, who I consider as an excellent actor after seeing him portray Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland. As far as Mr. Renner is concerned, I haven’t seen a lot of the work that he has done, but from what I have seen he should be equally fine. Based on the trailer, Arrival looks like it will be a very worthwhile movie to see. I plan to write a more complete review after I have seen it. A trailer can sometimes be a good indicator of the quality of a film and, based on what I have seen, I hope to come back with good feelings for the entire production.