After making a name for himself with the sleeper hit and Best Picture nominee Billy Elliot
, director Stephen Daldry has focused on sober, serious-minded adaptations of highly regarded modern novels. The Hours
and The Reader
also scored Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, and they garnered Best Actress trophies for Nicole Kidman and Kate Winslet, respectively. With that kind of pedigree, it’s not surprising to see Daldry at the helm of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
, the big-screen adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel about the emotional fallout from 9/11 -- the big emotions and painful subject matter are what Daldry has ...