Hanks, Bullock Get “Incredibly Close”

Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks are being sought for key roles in the post- 9/11 drama “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” for Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures reports Variety.

Based on the Jonathan Safran Foer novel, the story follows multi-talented nine-year-old Oskar Schell whose father died in the 9/11 attacks. Given a mysterious key by his father before he died, Oskar now wanders New York City in search of the lock it will open.

Eric Roth (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) is adapting the script from Foer’s 2005 book which Scott Rudin will produce and Stephen Daldry (“The Hours,” “The Reader”) will direct.