Jean-Yves Thibaudet Goes To Hollywood (again). The French pianist (who we recently interviewed here) collaborated on the soundtrack of the Hollywood adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close that opens on December 25 in NYC and Los Angeles.
The film's soundtrack was composed by Alexandre Desplat whose credits run mad deep -- Terrence Malick's masterpiece The Tree of Life and The King's Speech -- but all we can think about is the fact that Desplat looks exactly like the Armenian real estate developer who got an unhappy ending on American Horror Story.
The movie stars Tom Hanks as the deceased Thomas Schell, Sandra Bullughhhck as the widow, and newcomer Thomas Horn as the book's protagonist. And Max von Sydow.
Thibaudet's previously dipped into Hollywood soundtracks for Atonement and Pride and Prejudice. You can hear some of his twinkling keys in the trailer here. [Warning: U2's Where the Streets have no Name plays at the end...you've been warned!]