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.