Ansel Elgort leads the cast of The Goldfinch, an upcoming adaptation of Donna Tartt’s 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller.
From Brooklyn director John Crowley and boasting visuals from master cinematographer Roger Deakins (Blade Runner 2049, Prisoners, No Country for Old Men), The Goldfinch follows Theo (Ansel), whose mother was killed in a bombing when he was 13 years old. The loss changes his life, placing him on a journey of grief, guilt, love, and more. All the while, he holds on to the titular piece of art that his mother wanted to show him on that fateful day.
Prepare the tissues for this one. The trailer below looks fantastic, showcasing a highly emotional and surprising-looking plot (I haven’t read the book), a strong cast that also includes Nicole Kidman, Sarah Paulson and Jeffrey Wright, and as-per-usual outstanding work from Deakins. As of now, the whiff of Award recognition is in the air.
The Goldfinch, also starring Oakes Fegley, Finn Wolfhard, Luke Wilson, Ashleigh Cummings, and Willa Fitzgerald, among others, will be hitting the US on September 13 and arriving in Australia on October 17.
Theodore “Theo” Decker was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 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.