Hollywood director John Crowley has signed on to direct the film adaptation of Donna Tartt‘s Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Goldfinch. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy writer Peter Straughan wrote the script.
Last year, Crowley directed Brooklyn, which was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Picture category, so we can’t wait to see what he does with this great piece of literature!
The novel focuses on Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker who survives an accident that kills his beloved mother. Abandoned by his father and unable to mesh in the elite social circle after he’s taken in by a wealthy friend, Decker stays connected to his mother through a small painting that eventually draws him into the art underworld. Courtenay Valenti and Racheline Benveniste are overseeing for Warner Bros.