It has just been brought to my attention that Finn Wolfhard of Stranger Things fame has officially joined the cast of the upcoming adaptation of Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch. He will play Young Boris, as I correctly guessed he would.
The plot follows Theo Decker (Elgort) who, after surviving a terrorist attack on an art museum that claims the life of his mother, is sucked into the criminal underworld and embarks on a life of art forgery. The action sprawls from New York to Las Vegas and back again, spanning Theo’s childhood and young adult life. While living with his deadbeat dad in Vegas after his mother’s death, Theo meets Boris (Wolfhard and Barnard), a petty criminal with whom he bonds and remains friends into adulthood.
The Goldfinch is one of my favorite books and I fully support Wolfhard’s casting, as he, given his excellent performances in both Stranger Things and IT, I trust him with the role of my beloved Boris. Don’t screw it up, Finn.
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