Warner Bros. Eyes Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch


Warner Bros. is, according to a story today at TheWrap, making plans to adapt Donna Tartt’s recent Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Goldfinch, for the big screen.

Published in 2013, The Goldfinch marked Tartt’s first novel in more than a decade. It is officially described as follows:

Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don’t know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love–and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.

The outlet notes that the property was previously being eyed as a television miniseries, but that Warner Bros. Pictures, should they secure the rights, will target a feature film adaptation.