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'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' Casting Boys in Brooklyn?

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A casting notice was spotted on the streets of Park Slope in Brooklyn, NY yesterday for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, the feature film adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer 2005 novel about a nine-year-old boy's life in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2011.

The sign (pictured above) states: "Seeking 9-13 year-old Caucasian boys for the feature film EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE." Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock star as the boy's parents in the film, directed by Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) from a screenplay written by Eric Roth (Munich, Forrest Gump). The film is schedule to be released in 2012.

Although this notice was posted in Brooklyn, casting directors are conducting a nationwide search for child actors. Back Stage has published the official casting notice seeking a Caucasian boy to star in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. For more info and to apply, read the casting notice below or online at BackStage.com:


MelCap Casting is casting Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, a feature film based on the book by Jonathan Safran Foer and starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock. Stephen Daldry, dir.; Scott Rudin, prod.; Eric Roth, writer; Mele Nagler, casting dir. Shooting begins Jan. 2011.

Seeking—Boys: ages 9-13, Caucasian.

Auditions will be held by appt. only. To be considered, email your name, birth date, height, current photo, acting experience (not required to audition), and contact info (including phone, email, and name of guardian) to [email protected] Professional pay provided. SAG Theatrical Contract.

-- Daniel Lehman

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