Izzy is the love interest of the main character, Calvin, a hypochondriac college drop out who now works as a baggage handler at the Cape Town airport in South Africa. Feeling depressed, he begins to work on an unconventional bucket list.
The screenplay, written by Feral Rock, was a 2013 Academy Nicholl semifinalist.
Arrivals will begin filming in South Africa this winter.
Dobrev will appear in The Final Girls, coming out October 9 in limited release. She is best known for her role as Elena Gilbert on The Vampire Diaries, a role she played for six years. Her other work includes The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Let’s Be Cops.