Calling all Jonathan Safran Foer fans! Did you love the adaptation of Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close? Yes? Then you can take comfort in the fact that the movie got a Best Picture nomination this morning (puzzling many) and a Best Actor In a Supporting Role nod for Max von Sydow. Hated it? Well . . . you're not alone; the film has a 48% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. However, you'll be able to see Foer's words come to life on the screen once more in a new comedy pilot from HBO.
The show is called All Talk and will star Ben Stiller—who will also direct and executive produce. Here's more from The Hollywood Reporter:
The project, which is being billed as “politically, religiously, culturally, intellectually and sexually irreverent,” revolves around the daily and life-altering dramas of a Jewish family in Washington, DC.
(Now don't confuse Foer with Jonathan Frazen, who is also writing for HBO. He dishes more about his The Corrections adaptation on New York Magazine's Vulture blog.)
All Talk will start shooting in Fall 2012. Are you looking forward to this Stiller-Foer collaboration?