Ansel Elgort Promises Faithful Adaptation of ‘The Goldfinch’

Ansel Elgort Promises Faithful Adaptation of ‘The Goldfinch’

Here’s a colloquialism that’s just as blatantly trite as it is profoundly inaccurate: “no news is good news.” In fact, only GOOD news is good news, and no news is hell when you’re waiting for updates on your favorite adaptations. We need more Donna Tartt, and not even the whopping 800 pages of The Goldfinch can sate us. Fortunately, it won’t have to: the film will be released on September 19, 2019. Less fortunately, the trailer hasn’t dropped yet. But limited CinemaCon audiences got a sneak preview this past Tuesday, and the news is definitely killer—this ambitious bildungsroman appears to be a …

‘The Goldfinch’ Scores ‘Baby Driver’ Star Ansel Elgort

‘The Goldfinch’ Scores ‘Baby Driver’ Star Ansel Elgort

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The film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer-Prize winning novel The Goldfinch has found its lead: Ansel Elgort will play the role of Theo.   Known for his particularly emotional heart-warming performance in The Fault in Our Stars, Elgort is a perfect choice for the role.   The Goldfinch follows the emotional and physical journey of Theo Decker who, after suffering the tragic loss of his mother in a terrorist attack while visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art, finds himself walking away unscathed and clinging onto a captivating painting that serves as a haunting reminder of loss. Throughout Theo’s journey the book explores the meaning of art as well …