First look at Tom Hanks in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

The first official image of Tom Hanks and young star/child genius Thomas Horn in the upcoming adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s acclaimed novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close has been released by Warner Bros.

With director Stephen Daldry at the helm, recent Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock starring opposite Hanks, and the novel’s subject matter and prestige, ELAIC might be the award-baitiest awards bait of the year. WB is no doubt eager to get their Oscar campaign rolling early. They’re also sure to hope Horn will charm the production; the lucky 12-year-old won more than $31,000 on Jeopardy last year.

Here’s the official plot synopsis, courtesy of Slashfilm:

“Oskar (Thomas Horn) is convinced that his father (Tom Hanks), who died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, has left a final message for him hidden somewhere in the city. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother (Sandra Bullock) and driven by a relentlessly active mind that refuses to believe in things that can’t be observed, Oskar begins searching New York City for the lock that fits a mysterious key he found in his father’s closet. His journey through the five boroughs takes him beyond his own loss to a greater understanding of the observable world around him.”

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close also stars James Gandolfini, Viola Davis, Jeffrey Wright and Max Von Sydow. It arrives in Australia February 2, 2012.

Discuss: Do any fans of the book care to comment on the potential of this adaptation?

One Response to “First look at Tom Hanks in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”

  1. Oskar is a hilarious character and Foer takes the reader right into his jounrey to find a missing look with the use of metafiction. The hype killed the book. I was really exicted to read this novel, however it did not live up to the hype. Overall everyone should read this novel. If you enjoyed this novel I suggest Everything is Illuminated by Foer

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