Warner Bros. and Amazon Studios are putting together a talented cast for their movie adaptation of Dona Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning thriller The Goldfinch. Finn Wolfhard from Netflix’s Stranger Things will join the cast, which is lead by Ansel Elgort.
Wolfhard will play Young Boris, a troublemaking student in the Ukraine who bonds with Elgort’s character Theodore Decker, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The two bond because both of their mothers are dead. Young Boris also turns Theodore on to booze and drugs.
The Goldfinch is the story of a young man who, after surviving a terrorist attack at the Met that killed his mother, is drawn into New York City’s art underworld. At one point in the narrative, Theodore ends up in Las Vegas with his father, a failed actor and alcoholic, which is where Wilson comes in.
Brooklyn‘s John Crowley is helming the feature film, which also stars Luke Wilson, who will play Theodore Decker’s father, as well as Sarah Paulson (as Xandra), Jeffrey Wright (as Hobie), and Aneurin Barnard (as Boris). According to Variety, Willa Fitzgerald is also in talks to sign on as Kitsey Barbour.
The Goldfinch film is slated to begin shooting later this month. It is being co-financed, with Amazon Studios investing more than a third of the film’s budget (estimated to be roughly $40 million, according to Variety). While Warner Bros. will distribute the film in theaters, Amazon will have streaming rights.
More news on The Goldfinch film adaptation when we hear it.