John Goodman Joins Cast of Stephen Daldry Film "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"

News   John Goodman Joins Cast of Stephen Daldry Film "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"
Stage and screen actor John Goodman will be part of the cast of "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," the upcoming film adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's best-selling novel, directed by Tony Award winner and Oscar nominee Stephen Daldry.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Goodman will be joined by Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks and Thomas Horn, the 12-year-old prodigy who won the kids' edition of "Jeopardy!" in November. Eric Roth wrote the screenplay, and Scott Rudin will produce the Warner Bros./Paramount release, which will follow a ten-year-old boy (Horn) who loses his father (Hanks) in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2011. A young boy meets several people dealing with grief and loss as he journeys through New York to deal with his own bereavement. Goodman will play a doorman in the boy's apartment building.

Goodman's Broadway credits include Waiting for Godot and Big River. He appeared in the Public Theater production of The Seagull and in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, among a variety of other stage work. He has been a regular on the series "Treme" and "Roseanne"; other screen credits include "The Princess and the Frog," "Monsters, Inc.," "O Brother, Where Are Thou?" and "The Big Lebowski."

"Extremely Loud" plans to begin filming this winter.

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