Warner Bros and Roadshow Films have released the first trailer for anticipated Oscar hopeful “The Goldfinch,” an adaptation of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama novel. The film is directed by John Crowley, who had critical success with 2015’s “Brooklyn;” which garnered three Academy Award nominations.
The trailer gives audiences a look into the mesmerizing account of a young boy’s upbringing having suffered through a terrorist attack in which his mother dies in an art museum. The drama stars an impressive ensemble cast including Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver), Oscar winner Nicole Kidman, Golden Globe winner Sarah Paulson, Jeffrey Wright (Westworld), Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), and Oakes Fegley (Pete’s Dragon).
The official Warner Bros. synopsis:
“As a child, Theodore Decker survives a terrorist bombing at an art museum — an attack that kills his mother. From there, he tumbles through a series of adventures that finds him living in Las Vegas with his deadbeat father and, later, involved in art forgeries.”
Crowley directs the film with a script from Peter Straughan, who co-wrote “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.” The film adaptation is visualized through the screenplay and also with the help of Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins (Blade Runner 2049) and award-winning composer Trevor Gureckis. The story at the center of the film pulled the attention of leading man Elgort as he described it back at CinemaCon.
The actor added, “I hope that people find a piece of themselves in the story, and I hope that whatever drew all those people to that book will also draw them to this movie. I think they will be drawn to this movie, because they did a pretty great job capturing that tone and telling this epic story.”
Crowley could very well repeat “Brooklyn”‘s success with possible Oscar prospects in score, adapted screenplay, actor/supporting actress for Elgort and Kidman, cinematography and perhaps even costume design. Only time will tell. Until then, let’s get predicting!
“The Goldfinch” is distributed by Warner Bros., in joint efforts with Amazon Studios. The film hits US theaters September 13, placed snug in the middle of a busy month including “It: Chapter 2,” “Downtown Abbey” and “Ad Astra.”