Principal photography began yesterday, January 23rd, on powerful drama The Goldfinch, Warner Bros. Pictures and Amazon Studios’ highly anticipated film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s globally acclaimed best-selling novel, which won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.
The drama is being directed by BAFTA Award winner John Crowley and features a multigenerational cast led by Ansel Elgort as Theo Decker and Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman as Mrs. Barbour.
The Goldfinch is being produced by Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson nder their Color Force banner. Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda and Sue Kroll are serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Oscar nominee Peter Straughan, based on the book by Donna Tartt, which spent 30 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers list.
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.
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.
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes multiple Oscar-nominated director of photography Roger Deakins, Oscar-nominated production designer K.K. Barrett, costume designer Kasia Walicka Maimone, and editor Kelley Dixon.
The Goldfinch is slated for release on October 11, 2019!