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Arrival (2016) • Screenplay

"Arrival"

Screenplay | Script

Written By: Eric Heisserer

Final Shooting Draft08.20.2015

November 11, 2016Paramount 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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Eric Heisserer is known for Arrival (2016), Bird Box (2018), Hours (2013), Bloodshot (2020).

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Cast

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

Awards

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

Box Office

(2016) U.S. Dollars
Budget...$47,000,000
Opening weekend...$24,074,047
Gross (US & Canada)...$100,546,139
Gross (World)...$203,388,186

Poster

U.S. Version

Sources

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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