Jonathan Safran Foer was accused of opportunism when he followed his first novel, the critically acclaimed Everything is Illuminated, with one about 9/11, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (HMH, 2005).

Many wonder how movie audiences will react to the film adaptation (USA Today recently explored  that question). Starring Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks, with newcomer Thomas Horn as the 9-year-old lead, it opens in an Oscar-qualifying limited run this Christmas, to be followed by wider distribution in January. The director, Stephen Daldry, is no stranger to Oscar buzz, he was nominated for each of his first three feature films– Billy ElliottThe Hours and The Reader.

The trailer has just appeared on the Web (warning; don’t watch if you are disturbed by 9/11 imagery):

The tie-in cover is striking variation of the original.

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: Movie Tie-in
Jonathan Safran Foer
Retail Price: $14.95
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Mariner Books – (2011-11-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0547735022 / 9780547735023

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