THE WEEK IN WOMEN: ‘Arrival’ screenwriter Eric Heisserer was offered the chance to make the movie sooner if he’d make the lead a man — Brandy McDonnell reports

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Eric Heisserer spent more than a decade trying to get Ted Chiang’s award-winning 1998 sci-fi novella “Story of Your Life” made into a movie. Last year, under the direction of “Sicario’s” Denis Villeneuve, his dream finally arrived in theaters as “Arrival.” But the Oscar-nominated screenwriter says he could have seen it hit theaters much sooner if he was willing to make one major change: Turning the lead into a man instead of a woman. Read more on THE WEEK IN WOMEN

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