Warner Bros Pictures and Amazon Studios have released the first official trailer for The Goldfinch, a 2019 drama based on the award-winning novel by Donna Tartt. The nearly two and a half minute trailer begins with a voice-over by Ansel Elgort as Theo Decker recalling he dreamt he saw his mother, played by Nicole Kidman. “When I lost her, I lost sight of any landmark that might have led me someplace happier,” he confesses.
In addition to Nicole Kidman and Ansel Elgort, the cast includes Oakes Fegley (Pete’s Dragon) as Young Theo, Aneurin Barnard (Dunkirk) as Boris, and Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) as Young Boris. Sarah Paulson (American Crime Story) is Xandra, Luke Wilson (The Royal Tenenbaums) is Larry, and Jeffrey Wright (Westworld) plays Hobie. Ashleigh Cummings (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries) plays Pippa, Willa Fitzgerald (Little Women) is Kitsey Barbour, Aimee Laurence (Chicago P.D.) is Young Pippa, Denis O’Hare (American Horror Story) is Lucius Reeve, and Boyd Gaines (Driving Miss Daisy) is Mr. Barbour.
BAFTA Award winning director John Crowley (Brooklyn) helmed the film adaptation from a screenplay by Oscar nominee Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy). Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson produced, and Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda, Kevin McCormick, Sue Kroll and Courtenay Valenti executive produced.
Crowley’s behind-the-scenes team includes Oscar-winning director of photography Roger Deakins (Blade Runner 2049), Oscar-nominated production designer K.K. Barrett (Her), editor Kelley Dixon (Breaking Bad), and costume designer Kasia Walicka Maimone (Bridge of Spies). Trevor Gureckis (Bloodline) handled the film’s score.
The Goldfinch will open in theaters on September 13, 2019. The MPAA has given the film an R rating for drug use and language.
“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.”