The Goldfinch (2019)
Theodore ‘Theo’ Decker was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love. Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day…a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch. The Goldfinch.
Directed by BAFTA Award winner John Crowley, the film features a multigenerational cast led by Ansel Elgort, known his leading role in Baby Driver, as Theo Decker and Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman as Mrs. Barbour.
The film also stars Oakes Fegley as Young Theo, Aneurin Barnard (Dunkirk) as Boris, Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) as Young Boris, with Sarah Paulson as Xandra, Luke Wilson (The Royal Tenenbaums) as Larry, and Jeffrey Wright (The Hunger Games) as Hobie.
The Goldfinch is produced by Brad Simpson and Nina Jacobson; who is best known for producing The Hunger Games series. The film is adapted from the novel by Donna Tartt, which spent 30 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers list.