Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is about nine-year-old Oskar Schell. Two years before the story begins, Oskar’s father dies on 9/11. In the story, Oskar discovers a key in a vase that belonged to his father that inspires him to search all around New York for information about the key.
Now the book that sealed Foer’s success as a member of the new generation of Great American Authors (following the print and film success of 2002’s Everything is Illuminated) has been adapted to film, set to release in January.
Here’s the trailer for “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock.