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.