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Written By: Eric Heisserer

Final Shooting Draft | 08.20.2015

November 11, 2016 | Paramount Pictures

When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team - lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) - is brought together to investigate.

But now I'm not so sure I believe in beginning and endings. There are days that define your story beyond your life.

Louise (v/o),
pg.3 : scene 7

As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

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Born in 1970, Eric Heisserer is a producer and writer known for Arrival (II) (2016), Bird Box (2018), Hours (2013), Lights Out (II) (2016).

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Notable Cast
Amy AdamsAmy Adams...Louise Banks
Jeremy RennerJeremy Renner...Ian Donnelly
Forest WhitakerForest Whitaker...Colonel Weber
Michael StuhlbargMichael Stuhlbarg...Agent Halpern
Mark O'BrienMark O'Brien...Captain Marks
Tzi MaTzi Ma...General Shang
Abigail PniowskyAbigail Pniowsky...8-Year-Old-Hannah
Julia Scarlett DanJulia Scarlett Dan...12-Year-Old-Hannah
Jadyn MaloneJadyn Malone...6-Year-Old-Hannah
Frank SchorpionFrank Schorpion...Dr. Kettler


Notable Wins
Sylvain Bellemare ... Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Eric Heisserer ... Best Writing

Box Office

(2016) U.S. Dollars
Opening weekend...$24,074,047
Gross (US & Canada)...$100,546,139
Gross (World)...$203,388,186


U.S. Version


Additional Content
Cast Photos ... IMDb
Box Office ... IMDb Pro
Poster ... Official Site
Awards ... The 89th Academy Awards (2017)
Awards ... The 43rd Saturn Awards (2017)
Studio ... Paramount

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