Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close – Trailer

Based on the acclaimed novel of the same name, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” tells the story of one young boy’s journey from heartbreaking loss to the healing power of self-discovery, set against the backdrop of the tragic events of September 11.

Eleven-year-old Oskar Schell is an exceptional child: amateur inventor, Francophile, pacifist. And after finding a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11, he embarks on an exceptional journey—an urgent, secret search through the five boroughs of New York. As Oskar roams the city, he encounters a motley assortment of humanity, who are all survivors in their own ways. Ultimately, Oskar’s journey ends where it began, but with the solace of that most human experience: love.

Academy Award® nominee Stephen Daldry (“The Reader,” “The Hours”) directs “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” from a screenplay by Academy Award® winner Eric Roth (“Forrest Gump,” “The Insider”), based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s acclaimed novel. The film stars Academy Award® winners Tom Hanks (“Forrest Gump,” “Philadelphia”) and Sandra Bullock (“The Blind Side”), and is being produced by Academy Award® winner Scott Rudin (“No Country for Old Men,” “The Social Network,” “True Grit”). Celia Costas, Mark Roybal and Nora Skinner serve as executive producers.

Also starring in the film are newcomer Thomas Horn as Oskar; John Goodman as Stan, the doorman in Oskar’s building; James Gandolfini as Ron, a new friend of Oskar’s mom; four-time Tony Award winner Zoe Caldwell as the boy’s grandmother; Academy Award® nominee Viola Davis (“Doubt”) and Jeffrey Wright as a couple whose own tenuous relationship has a profound effect on Oskar; and Academy Award® nominee Max von Sydow (“Pelle the Conqueror,” “Shutter Island”) as the man renting a room from Oskar’s grandmother, who befriends Oskar and accompanies him on his quest.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes Oscar®-winning director of photography Chris Menges (“The Mission,” “The Killing Fields”); production designer K.K. Barrett; Academy Award®-winning editor Claire Simpson (“Platoon”); and Oscar®- winning costume designer Ann Roth (“The English Patient”). The music is by Nico Muhly.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, a Scott Rudin Production, a Stephen Daldry film, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.” The movie will be released in limited markets on December 25, 2011 and expand to a wide release on January 20, 2012, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

40 replies
  1. Asma Khairul Azman
    Asma Khairul Azman says:

    I don't understand why critics hate this movie (only 46% on rotten tomatoes!). It was beautiful and it made me cry at least 5 times. But I have yet to read the book, and my perspective might change after that. Oskar is a truly gifted boy… the actor's performance was incredible.

  2. Edward Z.
    Edward Z. says:

    I've watch hundreds of movies and I always wonder how can a person shed a tear in a movie. Well, When I watched a teardrop just fell from my eyes, THREE times. This movie is so beautiful.

  3. iDaNebam
    iDaNebam says:

    one thing I want to point out about this movie is the kid thinks his father is one of the "jumpers" a scene where he shows his (spoiler alert) grandfather pictures of "the falling man" and as he is imagining it. but come to think if it his father was still at the phone at 10:27am just a minute before the towers fell at 10:28am. logically he died because the towers crumbled not by jumping when towers are still standing. just a thought.

  4. Burim Ramadani
    Burim Ramadani says:

    To me, one of the best movies ever made.
    I'm no expert to judge the acting. The story, the message, the family bond it reflects is incredible.
    If after watching the movie you become a better person, a better father, husband, friend, colleague…it's a bull-eye hit in my books.

  5. Cinema Lights
    Cinema Lights says:

    A lot of people say this was the worst Best Picture nominee of 2011. But interestingly enough, it was my second favorite from the list that year. (1st was The Tree of Life) I saw it twice in theaters and then again last year. It surprisingly holds up.

  6. Visualeyes
    Visualeyes says:

    It’s kinda funny. I knew Thomas, the lead actor, when I was younger. He and I went to martial arts class together. When the trailer for this went up, my entire class was hit out of nowhere. In person, he was an extremely quiet kid, and this is the LAST thing anyone expected him to do.

  7. Ben Schaeffer
    Ben Schaeffer says:

    This is one of the BEST 9/11 movies made. It's touching, emotionally evocative and beautifully acted. It HUMANIZES the entire event through this young boys eyes and losing his father. SO WELL DONE.


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