John Crowley is bound for the bright lights of New York City.
Deadline is reporting that the filmmaker has inked a deal to take point on The Goldfinch, an all-new adaptation of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer prize-winning novel of the same name. It’s by no means the first time that Crowley has teed up a project relating to the Big Apple, of course, after whisking Saoirse Ronan across the pond in the acclaimed feature, Brooklyn. Released in 2015, it drew unanimous praise across the board, bagging three Oscar nominations that included Best Picture and Best Actress for Ronan.
The Goldfinch isn’t too far removed that coming-of-age saga, either, instead revolving around Theo Decker, an orphaned 13-year-old boy who nicks Carel Fabritius’ title painting, only to spend much of his adult life pouring over said artwork in a bid to unravel its mysteries.
It’s an intimate tale told across two generations, and by the end of Tartt’s novel, Theo is 26-years-old, which ought to result in the studio plucking two actors for the leading role. That said, there’s no casting news to report for now, but we do know that Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Our Brand is Crisis) is the scribe adapting The Goldfinch for the big screen.