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Extremely Loud Incredibly Close Trailer
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29 September 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  

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Either fittingly or distastefully close to the tenth anniversary of 9/11 (you tell us), the trailer for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close has just debuted.

 

Based on Jonathan Safran Foer's sophomore novel (following Everything Is Illuminated, which was filmed by Liev Schriber in 2005), Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is the story of Oskar, whose father is killed in the Twin Tower attacks. Oskar believes his father left him a message in the form of a key, sparking a New York-based quest to find the lock that it fits.

Foer's book was divisive, irritating as many people as it moved (it has quirks like a flick-book section in which a figure falling from the World Trade Centre floats back to the top) and on the evidence of the trailer, the film flirts with a similarly problematic sentimentality. We're not sure U2 are helping either, but there's no doubting the strength of that cast, headed up by Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock, and including Max Von Sydow, John Goodman, Jeffrey Wright, James Gandolfini, Viola Davis, and newcomer Thomas Horn as Oskar.

Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) is directing a screenplay by Eric Roth (Benjamin Button), and the film is out on Christmas Day in North America, and February 3 in the UK.


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