'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close': New Trailer Puts Thomas Horn in the Spotlight (Video)

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As the Dec. 25 release of the Stephen Daldry-directed drama Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close approaches, Warner Bros. has released a second official trailer for its award bait.

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Starring Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock and 13-year-old Jeopardy winner Thomas Horn, the film follows the Horn's character as he tries to unravel the mystery of a key his father leaves him following his death in New York's September 11th attacks.

The biggest differences between the two trailers? Gone is the somewhat hokey use of U2's "Where the Streets Have No Name" from the first spot. And the fresh footage also includes a better glimpse of The Help star Viola Davis in her supporting role.

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The film, based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s 2005 novel of the same name, already has Oscar buzz, with The Hollywood Reporter’s official awards blogger Scott Feinberg projecting a Best Picture nomination.

It goes into limited release on Dec. 25, followed by a national distribution on Jan. 20.

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