Look out, Academy Awards, the first trailer for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close has arrived.
Based on the acclaimed novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is the story of a son (Thomas Horn) who lost his father (Tom Hanks) in the tragic attacks on 9/11 and takes a long journey through New York City searching for the lock box that fits a key his father left him.
The movie has "potential Oscar winner" written all over it. Besides the moving story, the adaptation boasts a script from Academy Award–winning screenwriter Eric Roth (Forrest Gump), direction from Stephen Daldry, who has been nominated for nearly every movie he has ever directed (Billy Elliot, The Hours, The Reader), and the presence of Academy Award–winning actors Hanks and Sandra Bullock. Daldry even planned to open Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, but instead the movie will open at the end of the year, likely for a greater chance at Oscar consideration. watch the trailer >> Posted 09.29.11 by Ryan
Looks like opening a sci-fi remake isn't enough to keep Nicole Kidman satisfied this weekend. The hard-working Aussie Oscar winner has signed on to star opposite Ralph Fiennes in The Reader, reports Variety.
The Reader is the story about a German man who recounts his post-WWII romance with an older woman. It was adapted by David Hare (The Hours) from a novel by Bernhard Schlink, which we happen to remember was on Oprah's (first) book list.
The WWII novel-turned-film romance is well-trodden ground for smoldery Fiennes, who steamed up the screen in both The English Patient and The End of the Affair. Couple that with director Stephen Daldry (The Hours) and producers Anthony Minghella (The English Patient, Cold Mountain), Sydney Pollack (Cold Mountain, Sense and Sensibility) and Scott Rudin (The Hours, Closer), and we're getting ready to swoon already. Posted 08.18.07 by reelz