John Goodman joins Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

January 4th, 2011

John Goodman has joined the cast of 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close'.

The 'Flintstones' actor will join Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks in the movie-adaptation of the novel about a boy in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York by Jonathan Safran Foer.

The drama - which is planned for release on the on the tenth anniversary of the attacks later this year - follows the story of 10-year-old Oskar, who is searching New York for information about a locked box from his father (Tom Hanks), who dies in the atrocity.

John is set to play a doorman from Oskar's apartment building who goes on journey to exhume Hanks' character's coffin, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

A number of characters appear throughout the film who are dealing with grief and loss relating to Oskar's plight.

Eric Roth has written the script for the Warner Bros. and Paramount film, which will be produced by Scott Rudin.

Despite being best known for roles such as Fred Flintstone and Walter Sobchak in 'The Big Lebowski', 58-year-old John has starred in a number of films in recent years including 'Confessions of a Shopaholic' and 'Evan Almighty'.