Warner Bros. Pictures is finalizing a deal with Amazon Studios to co-finance a $40 million film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s acclaimed novel “The Goldfinch”.
Warners and RatPac picked up rights to the Pulitzer-winning book back in 2014 and set Peter Straughan (“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”) to adapt the script.
The story takes place over two decades and follows a thirteen-year-old boy who loses his mother in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
He survives the explosion, steals the Carel Fabritius painting the Goldfinch, gets taken in by an Upper East Side family and eventually reunites with his alcoholic gambling addict father.
John Crowley (“Brooklyn”) will direct the film with Ralph Fiennes being eyed for the key role of an antiques dealer named Hobie. Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson and Brett Ratner are producing.
Warners will distribute the film in theaters worldwide while Amazon will get streaming rights to the picture and debut it on home entertainment platforms during the pay-TV window.