At long last, fans of Jonathan Safran Foer's 2005 novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close have a first look at the trailer of the upcoming theatrical adaptation.
The movie, set for a limited release on Christmas Day, stars heavyweights Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock as well as newcomer Thomas Horn in the starring role.
13-year-old Horn, a former Jeopardy champion, plays whiz kid Oskar, a nine-year-old amateur inventor, jewelry designer, astrophysicist, tambourine player, and pacifist in search of answers after his father dies in the attacks on the World Trade Center. The discovery of a key in a vase belonging to his father sets the child off on a journey across New York City to try and learn more about his dad and come to terms with his death.
The film adaptation also stars John Goodman, Viola Davis, James Gandolfini, and Jeffrey Write in supporting rolls.
Safran Foer's novel was one of the more notable works of fiction to come out after September 11, and the star-studded remake looks to capitalize on the heightened emotions of Americans surrounding the ten year anniversary of the attacks.
Three time Academy Award nominee Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours, and The Reader) directs the film that, judging by the trailer, could be one of the most emotionally manipulative films of the year. It also has all the ingredients to become a major Oscar contender.
You might want to grab some tissues before you watch the trailer below: