Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close

The search is on to find a young actor to play 9 year old Oskar Schell in the screen adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's 2005 book Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

Adapted by Oscar-winning screenwriter Eric Roth (Forrest Gump), the film will be directed by Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours, The Reader) with Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks attached to star.

The quirky Oskar is the focus of the story, an extremely intelligent and sensitive boy who spends most of his time thinking, plotting and picking holes in most things adults take for granted. Full of irony and humour, he searches for a lock that matches a key left behind by his father after he died on 9/11.

The film is due to begin shooting in January in New York.


  1. my son is up for a casting on Friday.Could be really exciting.

  2. Good luck to him. Jamie Bell was an unknown when Stephen Daldry cast him in Billy Elliot. I wonder though if they will end up casting an American boy as it is set in New York.

  3. apparently they looked in US and couldn't find anyone, talking about a voicecoach.

  4. They are currently holding open auditions in the US:

    MelCap Casting is casting Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, a feature film based on the book by Jonathan Safran Foer and starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock. Stephen Daldry, dir.; Scott Rudin, prod.; Eric Roth, writer; Mele Nagler, casting dir. Shooting begins Jan. 2011.

    Seeking—Boys: ages 9-13, Caucasian.

    Auditions will be held by appt. only. To be considered, email your name, birth date, height, current photo, acting experience (not required to audition), and contact info (including phone, email, and name of guardian) to Professional pay provided. SAG Theatrical Contract.