Move over Ryan Reynolds and Meg Ryan, your rom-com movie partners are going on hiatus. Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks might team up for a post-9/11 drama called Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close according to a report from Variety. The duo are in talks to headline the Paramount and Warner Bros collaboration but haven’t confirmed their roles just yet.
The film will be based on the novel of the same name that was published in 2005. The story takes place in 2003 and is narrated by a 9 year old whose father died in the 9/11 attacks. It was one of the first American novels to incorporate the event into its plot. Stephen Daldry is attached to direct, even though Bullock nor Hanks have formally signed on, and the studios haven’t officially given it the green light.
Even though they’re developing the story, and have all this Oscar talent interested in the film, they might be afraid to tackle the subject matter. It’s no secret that movies that deal with the Iraq war or Middle Eastern conflict and its effect on America don’t do well at the box office. Look at what happened to Paul Greengrass’s Green Zone.
What do you think of Bullock and Hanks possibly teaming up for Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close?