The Day the Earth Stood Still is 20th Century Fox's contemporary reinvention of the 1951 sci-fi classic. Keanu Reeves portrays Klaatu, an alien whose arrival on our planet triggers a global upheaval. As governments and scientists race to unravel the mystery behind the visitor's appearance, a woman (Jennifer Connelly) and her young stepson (Jaden Smith) get caught up in his mission, and come to understand the ramifications of his being a self-described "friend to the Earth." We recently caught up with the film's stars for a discussion about the making of this new classic. To watch our exclusive interview featurette with Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, and Jon Hamm, click on the player below:

The Day the Earth Stood Still opens this Friday, December 12th, 2008.