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 …

‘Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard Joins Cast of ‘The Goldfinch’

‘Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard Joins Cast of ‘The Goldfinch’

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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.   Via Gfycat   Wolfhard joins Ansel Elgort, Aneurin Barnard, Sarah Paulson, Luke Wilson, and Willa Fitzgerald in the cast of the adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.   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 …

‘The Goldfinch’ Adaptation Grows Its Cast!

‘The Goldfinch’ Adaptation Grows Its Cast!

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With each casting announcement I grow equal parts more apprehensive and excited for the upcoming adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.    First, Ansel Elgort was named the protagonist, Theodore Decker, a young man who, as a child, survives a terrorist attack on an art museum, which kills his mother. His life subsequently takes many wild turns, leading him from New York to Las Vegas where he lives with his very dodgy dad, and then back to the East Coast where he becomes involved in art forgeries and the criminal underworld. It’s a trip. After Elgort, Dunkirk‘s Aneurin Barnard …

Sarah Paulson Joins Cast of ‘The Goldfinch’

Sarah Paulson Joins Cast of ‘The Goldfinch’

All three of Donna Tartt’s novels constitute three of my favorite books. They’re vast, intricate, dark, and cinematic. And yet none have yet been adapted for the big screen. That is about to change, however, with the news breaking that Warner Bros. finalized a deal with Amazon Studios to co-finance a film version of The Goldfinch.    Reader, I LOVE The Goldfinch. It is just supreme. And I must say, thus far I have not been overwhelmed by the choice of actors. Sarah Paulson is the third actor to be officially announced as part of the cast of the upcoming adaptation of Donna Tartt’s …

‘The Goldfinch’ Casts ‘Dunkirk’ Actor Aneurin Barnard in Major Role

‘The Goldfinch’ Casts ‘Dunkirk’ Actor Aneurin Barnard in Major Role

As we recently reported, an upcoming adaptation of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer-Prize winning novel The Goldfinch is underway.   The Fault in Our Stars leading man Ansel Elgort has already been cast for the lead and we’ve recently learned that he will be joined by hunky Welsh actor Aneurin Barnard!   Barnard has taken on the role of Boris Pavlikovsky, Theo’s very confident partner-in-crime who plays a vital role in his adventures. Boris’ character brings excitement, spontaneity, and drama to the story’s atmosphere and Barnard will undoubtedly do him justice.   Image Via IMDB   Barnard is known for his impressive performance as Gibson, the …