What are we talking about with that headline? The film version of Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, of course. Rumor has it that the film, which will start production in early 2011, has Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock ready to sign on, though their exact roles are unclear. Stephen Daldrey, who very successfully adapted The Hours and The Reader for the big screen, is in charge of the script, and Scott Rudin will produce.
No word yet on who will play the precocious Oskar.
Foer’s second novel got mixed reviews—it was called brilliant, pretentious, moving, maudlin and everything in between—but it was a hit with the BookPage crew. Read our interview with Foer about the book here.