Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock are Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
If you’re not familiar with the book by Jonathan Safran, then your initial instinct might be to think that Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock are going to be starring in some sort of romantic comedy. But you’d be wrong because EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE is not going to feature Tom Hanks’ grand return to romantic fare, but rather the story is about a little boy searching for a lock that matches a key his father left behind after he died on 9/11. Personally, I haven’t read the book, so I don’t know how prominently 9/11 will be featured in the film, but I’m hoping it’s not very much. I haven’t enjoyed any movie that featured the tragedy and always feel it detracts from the story.
The film is set to be directed by Stephen Daldry from a script written by Scott Rudin. Rudin and Daldry previously teamed up on THE READER and THE HOURS, both of which received Oscar attention.