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John Crowley is set to bring another acclaimed New York novel to the silver screen. Deadline reports that the “Brooklyn” director has been hired to helm the adaptation of Donna Tartt’s “The Goldfinch,” a bestseller that won the Pulitzer Prize two years ago. RatPat Entertainment and Warner Bros. are developing the project with a script by “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” screenwriter Peter Straughan.
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James Packer will serve as executive producer, with Color Force’s Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson producing alongside RatPac co-founder Brett Ratner. Crowley, who’s worked extensively in theater on both sides of the Atlantic, also directed “Boy A,” “Closed Circuit” and an episode from the underrated second season of “True Detective.” “Brooklyn” received three Oscar nominations: Best Actress for Saoirse Ronan, Best Adapted Screenplay for Nick Hornby and Best Picture.
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- Michael Nordine
Warner Bros. acquired the rights to the sought after novel in 2014 and tapped Peter Straughan to adapt the script. With a script now in, Crowley soon rose to the top of the list of people to helm the project and insiders now say an offer has been put on the table.
The story, which takes place over two decades, follows a 13-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 father, an alcoholic gambling addict who takes him to Las Vegas.
- Justin Kroll
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