Jeopardy Quiz Kid Nabs Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Lead Role

jeopardy Jeopardy Quiz Kid Nabs Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Lead RoleThe film adaptation for Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is moving forward and director Stephen Daldry has just cast 12-year-old Jeopardy Kids Week winner Thomas Horn as the novel’s precocious narrator Oskar Schell, Deadline reports.

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Master Horn, of Piedmont, California, secured his $31,800 victory with the Final Jeopardy answer “What is the census?” He will co-star along with Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock.

The movie’s screenwriter Eric Roth has worked with Mr. Hanks before on Forrest Gump, for which he won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar. The movie is set to debut in 2012.