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Sandra Bullock Eyeing Film With Tom Hanks

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Aug. 23 2010, Published 5:30 a.m. ET

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As promised, Sandra Bullock is looking to get back to work and is considering a film with Tom Hanks.

A rep for the actress confirmed that she wants to film the big-screen adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's post-9/11 novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. According to E!, Hanks' part is "very small" and is more like a special appearance rather than a costarring role.

High-powered producer Scott Rudin is said to be developing the film which will be co-financed and distributed by Warner Bros. and Paramount who partnered together on The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons.

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Eric Roth, the screenwriter for Forrest Gump, is said to have written the script. Bullock would play the mother of a brainy nine-year-old vegan/scientist/artist/pacifist who plays a tambourine and searches for a lock that matches the key left by his father (Hanks) who died in the September 11 terrorist attacks.

It is slated to film in New York City with a possibly January start date.

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