An upcoming drama film directed by Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours, The Reader) and written by Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Insider, Ali, Munich, The Good Shepherd, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button). It stars Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn, Max von Sydow, Viola Davis, John Goodman, Jeffrey Wright, and James Gandolfini.
Based on the acclaimed novel of the same name by Jonathan Safran Foer, the film tells the story of one young boy’s journey from heartbreaking loss to the healing power of self-discovery, set against the backdrop of the tragicevents of September 11. Eleven-year-old Oskar Schell (Horn) is an exceptional child: amateur inventor, Francophile, pacifist. And after finding a mysterious key that belonged to his father (Hanks), who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11, he embarks on an exceptional journey--an urgent, secret search through the five boroughs of New York. As Oskar roams the city, he encounters a motley assortment of humanity, who are all survivors in their own ways. Ultimately, Oskar’s journey ends where it began, but with the solace of that most human experience: love.
- via Apple