Nicole Kidman and Ansel Elgort Star in ‘The Goldfinch’


Nicole Kidman Ansel Elgort star in The Goldfinch

Warner Bros Pictures and Amazon Studios’ joint project, The Goldfinch, has just begun shooting with Nicole Kidman and Ansel Elgort in starring roles. The feature film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s award-winning bestselling novel was written by Oscar nominee Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and BAFTA Award winner John Crowley (Brooklyn) is directing.

In addition to Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies) as Mrs. Barbour and Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver) as Thoe Decker, The Goldfinch cast includes Oakes Fegley (Pete’s Dragon) as Young Theo, Aneurin Barnard (Dunkirk) as Boris, and Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things, It) as Young Boris. Sarah Paulson (American Crime Story, American Horror Story) is Xandra, Luke Wilson (The Royal Tenenbaums) plays Larry, and Jeffrey Wright (Westworld) is Hobie.

The cast also features 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, Peter Jacobson (Colony) as Mr. Silver, Luke Kleintank (The Man in the High Castle) as Platt Barbour, Joey Slotnick (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) as Dave, Robert Joy (CSI: NY) as Welty, and newcomer Ryan Foust as Andy.

Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson are producing, with Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda and Sue Kroll executive producing. Roger Deakins (Blade Runner 2049, Sicario) is the director of photography, K.K. Barrett (Her) is the production designer, Kasia Walicka Maimone (Bridge of Spies) is the costume designer, and Kelley Dixon (Breaking Bad) is on board as the editor.

The Goldfinch is targeting an October 11, 2019 theatrical release.

The Plot: 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.


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