March 27, 2017

Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock in “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” trailer – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell When it comes to the Oscars, few directors have a better track record than Stephen Daldry. All three of his feature-length directorial efforts have been nominated for Best Picture (“Billy Elliot,” “The Hours” and “The Reader”), which is why trackers anxiously are awaiting the first glance at his upcoming film, an adaptation of the best-selling novel “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.”

Wait no longer.

The film’s first trailer is below. The story follows a young boy who embarks on a search through New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left by his father when he was killed in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11. Even without Daldry’s involvement, we’d be interested. Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock co-star, and the 9/11 tie catches our eye to see how that material will be treated.

“Extremely Loud” will open in limited release on Christmas Day before going wider in January.

Here’s the trailer. What do you think?

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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