Goldfinch film adaptation moving forward with Peter Straughan

After the brilliant novel ‘The Goldfinch’ was picked up by Warner Bros. and Brett Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment, fans have been wondering who will write the new adaptation for the big-screen, now they have their answer. Peter Straughan will adapt the best-selling novel by Donna Tartt, which won a Pulitzer Prize earlier this year.

Fans may know Straughan from his earlier adaptations; including John le Carre’s “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.” Warner Bros. has chosen Courtenay Valenti and Racheline Benveniste to oversee the project on behalf of the studio.

Producing the highly-anticipated film are Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson and Ratner himself. After an astonishing run on the New York Times bestseller list for almost forty-weeks, the story should be a familiar one to almost everyone. If you have yet to read the novel, get on that right away, but it involves a 13-year-old boy after his mother is tragically killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The young boy survives the attack, and becomes an art-thief after stealing the Carel Fabritius painting the Goldfinch. The boy then is moved into an Upper East Side family’s home, and finds a reunion with his his father later on in his life.