Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Thomas will star alongside Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock in the Eric Roth-scripted adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s acclaimed novel for Warner Bros.
Daldry needed an exceptionally intelligent kid to play Oskar Schell, the bright and precocious 9-year old whose father is killed in the World Trade Centre collapse. The youth finds a key left behind in his father’s belongings, and sets out on a cathartic journey to uncover the lock. Horn made the national headlines in the US in October when he won first place on the Jeopardy! gameshow winning $31,800 in prize money.
Horn has already signed with ICM, the agency that also reps Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), Abigail Breslin and Kodi Smit-McPhee from Let Me In.
The film is due to begin shooting in January 2011 in New York.