Stephen Daldry (“The Hours,” “The Reader”) has signed on to direct a film adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” for Paramount and Warner Bros. Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.
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. Daldry’s name came up last week as a potential director of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”.