Warner Bros. and Amazon Studios have released another look at John Crowley‘s “The Goldfinch,” an adaptation of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama novel. The clip arrives just two months after the first trailer dropped in May, and just ahead of its second trailer debut Wednesday. It features Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (“Moulin Rouge”) and rising talent Ansel Elgort (“Baby Driver”) set against a beautiful compilation of other scenes.
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.
Crowley directs the film with a script written by Peter Straughan (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” and adapted from Tartt’s novel. The book was first published in October 2013 and later won the Pulitzer Prize in 2014. The film is now visualized with the help of Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins (“Blade Runner 2049”) and award-winning composer Trevor Gureckis.
Crowley, who directed the Oscar nominated 2015 drama, “Brooklyn,” and episodes of “True Detective,” looks to have another delicacy in his hands for the Academy to relish. “The Goldfinch,” along with its score and warm cinematography, could land some nods come awards season. It also stars Golden Globe winner Sarah Paulson, Jeffrey Wright (“Westworld”), Finn Wolfhard (“Stranger Things”), and Oakes Fegley (“Pete’s Dragon”). Read Awards Circuit’s profile of the film to garner its awards potential!