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John Goodman joins Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock in Stephen Daldry's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

01.04.2011
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Here's a film that will likely be an awards contender for next year.

EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE, a new film from director Stephen Daldry (THE READER) and writer Eric Roth (FORREST GUMP), is an adaptation of the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer and already stars the Oscar-flossin' likes of Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock. And now, according to THR, awesome guy John Goodman (RED STATE) will be jumping aboard as well.

"The drama centers on Oskar, a 10-year old boy (being played by unknown Thomas Horn) who loses his father (Hanks) in the Sept. 11 attacks and goes on a cathartic journey to deal with his loss. He scours New York for information relating to the lock-box key box left behind by his father and meets an assortment of people along the way -- each dealing with their own forms of grief and loss that connect and parallel his own." Goodman will be playing the role of a doorman in Oskar's apartment building who ends up going on a trip to help him exhume his dad's coffin.

The film's script has apparently been getting a lot of very positive buzz in Hollywood. The production is hoping to begin filming this winter and have it all delivered and ready in time for the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Extra Tidbit: Eric Roth has been nominated for five Best Adapted Screenplay Oscars, including BENJAMIN BUTTON, MUNICH, THE INSIDER, and FORREST GUMP (for which he won the award).

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2:34AM on 01/05/2011

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when you fuck a stranger in the ass...
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1:22AM on 01/05/2011
"Shut the fuck up Donnie".
"Shut the fuck up Donnie".
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1:40PM on 01/04/2011

Good To see..

John Goodman acting in big flicks again hes so talented. Cant wait to see what he does in Red State!
John Goodman acting in big flicks again hes so talented. Cant wait to see what he does in Red State!
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1:36PM on 01/04/2011
I'm not too big of a fan of Bullock (I really didn't see the fuss with her role in The Blind Side) but there are times when I really like seeing her on screen.

It honestly sounds captivating and it's in good hands.. so my interest is there.
I'm not too big of a fan of Bullock (I really didn't see the fuss with her role in The Blind Side) but there are times when I really like seeing her on screen.

It honestly sounds captivating and it's in good hands.. so my interest is there.
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12:36PM on 01/04/2011

Love Goodman...

...Hate Bullock. I'm being honest here, I find her incredibly annoying. It's a shame that I fixate on her being in the movie, since Hanks and Goodman are great actors in their own right. Nonetheless, this could be a good one. I'll continue paying attention.
...Hate Bullock. I'm being honest here, I find her incredibly annoying. It's a shame that I fixate on her being in the movie, since Hanks and Goodman are great actors in their own right. Nonetheless, this could be a good one. I'll continue paying attention.
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11:15AM on 01/04/2011

Wow...

Has it really been 10 years? Still feels like yesterday.
Has it really been 10 years? Still feels like yesterday.
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9:54AM on 01/04/2011

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great that they are going with an intelligent Jeopardy! contestant. if you read the book it makes perfect sense to have someone who's smart, but somewhat eccentric. looking forward to this.
great that they are going with an intelligent Jeopardy! contestant. if you read the book it makes perfect sense to have someone who's smart, but somewhat eccentric. looking forward to this.
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