Willa Fitzgerald (‘Scream’ ‘Little Women’) and ‘Dunkirk’ actor Aneurin Barnard will star alongside Ansel Elgort (‘Baby Driver’) in ‘The Goldfinch,’ the upcoming adaptation of Donna Tartt’s novel that has Irish filmmaker John Crowley directing.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel tells the coming-of-age story of Theo Decker, a young man who 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 unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.”
According to Variety, Fitzgerald will take on the role of Theo’s finance, Kitsey Barbour, with Barnard playing Boris Pavlikovsky, Theo’s best friend while he lives in Las Vegas.