Thomas Horn to co-star in Warner Bros. drama

Warner Bros. has tapped 13-year-old Thomas Horn for post-9/11 drama “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” alongside Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock, with Scott Rudin producing.

The Jonathan Safran Foer novel, set in 2003, centers on a 9-year-old who finds a key in a vase that belongs to his father — who perished in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks — and searches to find the lock that goes with it. It was one of the first American novels to incorporate the Sept. 11 events into the plot.

Rudin has been developing the project since 2005, when “Extremely Loud” was published. Eric Roth has adapted the novel and Stephen Daldry is attached to direct.

Horn won $31,800 as a contestant on “Jeopardy!” during kids week in October. Warner had been developing “Extremely Loud” with Paramount, but Warners is now the only studio on the project.

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