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Every year presents the opportunity for movie lovers to predict what films will and won’t make the cut at the Academy Awards. Sight unseen, many films look like major contenders for the top prize, and Stephen Daldry’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close definitely fits that bill.
Based on the Jonathan Safran Foer novel of the same name, the film accounts for the life of an eccentric young genius named Oskar Schell (played by newcomer Thomas Horn) whose father (Tom Hanks) died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. One day he stumbles upon a mysterious key that belonged to his father and goes on an extensive journey to find out what it opens.
Yes, the plot sounds a bit silly, though the novel is anything but, and word on Eric Roth’s treatment of the script is positive. Plus we’ve got a stellar array of actors, including Sandra Bullock, Viola Davis, and Max von Sydow among others, carrying out the emotionally gripping story.
There are three months left until the film hits limited release on December 25, so we can’t correctly say that it’s incredibly close to release, but an extremely loud trailer for the film just debuted, and it’s a winner.
Not just for the sake of pun, the trailer makes a big point of highlighting events in the narrative. While bringing to light the tragic elements of the story, it also showcases some potentially great moments in the performances of the aforementioned actors.
Check out the trailer and poster for this potential Oscar winner below, courtesy of Collider.