Michael Stuhlbarg to Star Opposite Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner in 'Story of Your Life' (Exclusive)

Michael Stuhlbarg - H 2015
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Michael Stuhlbarg - H 2015

Denis Villeneuve is directing the sci-film that is set in the aftermath of aliens landing on Earth.

Michael Stuhlbarg has signed on to star opposite Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner in the sci-fi film Story of Your Life.

Denis Villeneuve, who helmed the upcoming drug war drama Sicario, is directing. Eric Heisserer wrote the script.

Story of Your Life kicks off with aliens landing on Earth. The military then recruits a linguistic expert (Adams) to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat. Stuhlbarg will play the role of Agent Halpern, a CIA agent focusing on international relations relating to the project.

The film is being produced by Glen Basner’s FilmNation, David Linde’s Lava Bear Films and 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy and Dan Levine.

Stuhlbarg will next be seen in the Danny Boyle-helmed Steve Jobs biopic Jobs opposite Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet. The Boardwalk Empire alum's credits also include Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine and Martin Scorsese's Hugo.

He is repped by ICM Partners and Viking Entertainment.

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