Ansel Elgort to Star in Film Adaptation of the Goldfinch

By October 11, 2017 Adaptations, News

Actor Ansel Elgort shot to fame earlier this year for his performance in the hit film Baby Driver. Both bibliophiles and film buffs will be pleased to learn that the talented actor has been cast in the upcoming film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s novel The Goldfinch.

The Goldfinch follows the story of a young boy who loses his mother in a terrorist attack and ends up becoming a criminal with a conscience. The book was published in 2013 and was very well received by critics. It went on to win several prestigious awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2014.

As Variety reports, Elgort has been cast in the role of Theo Decker and the movie is set to be directed by John Crowley, who’s best known for his film Brooklyn. The film apparently has a whopping budget of 40 million dollars. If the film adaptation is anywhere near as good as the novel, it will no doubt be another great film under Elgort’s belt.

It has been rumoured that Ralph Fiennes is in talks to play Theo’s mentor, Hobie, but this is still unconfirmed. No doubt we’ll hear more on the rest of the cast in the near future. Production on The Goldfinch is set to begin in early 2018.



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