Anytime you hear that a film by Stephen Daldry is coming out in theaters, chances are you want to see it. Stephen Daldry has developed a huge name for himself directing movies such as Billy Elliot, The Hours and The Reader, and he is now adding another feature to that hat with the upcoming movie Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.
Based on the much applauded novel of the same name by Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, adapted to screenplay by Eric Roth, is about the heartbreaks and lost lives surrounding the 9/11 attacks.
The story centers around an eleven year old boy, Oskar Schell, who sets out on an inspiring journey of self discovery and healing. Oskar is a brilliant, multi-faceted child, who is talented in the art of invention, jewelry design, and music. After the loss of his father, who dies in the World Trade Center attacks of 9/11, he finds a mysterious key in his father’s closet that prompts him to search out the missing lock. He travels through the five boroughs of New York City, meeting several different people with one thing in common: each is a survivor in their own way.
Although the movie reflects the grand scale atrocities of 9/11, the story itself focuses on the individual experience of the young boy. The movie instills a sense of inspiration amidst the heartbreak, and the film is sure to be a success amongst movie goers and critics alike.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close stars Academy Award winner Tom Hanks and Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock as Oskar’s parents and Thomas Horn as eleven-year-old Oskar. Actors also include Viola Davis, Max vin Sydow, Jeffrey Wright, James Gandolfini, and John Goodman.
As the holidays approach, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close will no doubt touch the hearts of audiences and remind them of the power of love and compassion.