Warner Bros. Pictures released a first-look trailer for the studio’s “Goldfinch” adaptation. The film is scheduled to hit theaters in September and is based on Donna Tartt’s best-selling novel. The original story won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. If you haven’t read the book yet and prefer to read the original before seeing the adaptation, you can find the novel right here on Amazon.
BAFTA Award winner John Crowley (“Brooklyn”) directed the film for the studio, which stars Ansel Elgort (“Baby Driver”) as Theo Decker and Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” “Big Little Lies”) as Mrs. Barbour.
In the story, Theodore “Theo” Decker was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The studio described the story adding, “The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love. Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day…a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch: The Goldfinch.”
“The Goldfinch” is produced by Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda, Kevin McCormick, Sue Kroll, and Courtenay Valenti served as executive producers on the project.
Oscar nominee Peter Straughan (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”) wrote the screenplay, the film also stars Oakes Fegley as Young Theo, Aneurin Barnard as Boris, Finn Wolfhard as Young Boris, with Sarah Paulson as Xandra, Luke Wilson as Larry, and Jeffrey Wright as Hobie.
Rounding out the main ensemble cast are Ashleigh Cummings (“Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries”) as Pippa, Willa Fitzgerald (“Little Women”) as Kitsey Barbour, Aimee Laurence (“Chicago P.D.”) as Young Pippa, Denis O’Hare (“American Horror Story”) as Lucius Reeve, Boyd Gaines (2014’s “Driving Miss Daisy”) as Mr. Barbour, Peter Jacobson (“Colony”) as Mr. Silver, Luke Kleintank (“The Man in the High Castle”) as Platt Barbour, Robert Joy (“CSI: NY”) as Welty, and newcomer Ryan Foust as Andy.
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