Warner Bros. Pictures has set “Brooklyn” director John Crowley as helmer of its big-screen adaptation of Donna Tartt’s 2013 novel “The Goldfinch”.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning and best-selling novel, the story follows thirteen-year-old New Yorker Theo Decker whose mother is killed during a terrorist attack at a museum in the city.
Theo survives, beginning an odyssey that involves one of the museum’s paintings and runs into his adult life.
Peter Straughan (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”) adapted the script while casting will begin this Fall. Nina Jacobson, Brett Ratner and Brad Simpson are producing.