Ansel Elgort is set to star as Theo, with “Dunkirk” actor Aneurin Barnard playing Boris, and Willa Fitzgerald portraying Kitsey. “Brooklyn” director John Crowley will helm the pic. Warner Bros. had no comment on the casting.
Based on Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “The Goldfinch” follows a young man named Theodore Decker who survives a terrorist bombing at an art museum that kills his mother. From there, he tumbles through a series of adventures that find him living in Las Vegas with his deadbeat father and, later on, involved in art forgeries.
In the book, Pippa is Theo’s one true love who was also in the museum the day of the bombing and is traumatized from the event. Due to this shared experience, they have similar outlooks and develop feelings for one another