Released on the web late yesterday is the second trailer for the film based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s 9/11-themed novel, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (above, L to R, the movie poster, original and tie-in jackets).

The trailer includes some actual 9/11 footage. The LA Times, reports there are more such scenes in recent test screenings of the movie, as well as an image of Tom Hanks falling through the air. If they make it to the final film, it will be “one of the very few Hollywood productions to deal with the events of Sept. 11, 2001, let alone show scenes from that day.” The two that did — Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center and Paul Greengrass’ United 93, both from 2006 — were not commercial successes.

Starring Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks, with newcomer Thomas Horn as the 9-year-old lead,  Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is directed by Stephen Daldry (Billy ElliottThe Hours and The Reader). It opens on Christmas Day, in an Oscar-qualifying limited run and will open more across the country on January 20th. Max Von Sydow, featured prominently in the trailer, is getting buzz for Best Supporting Actor.

Official Movie site:


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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