A on-screen version of Donna Tartt's best-selling novel—about a boy whose mother is killed at a bombing in a Manhattan art gallery and who escapes with the famous Carel Fabritius painting—is in the works
If you, along with book critics around the world, loved Donna Tartt’s best-selling novel The Goldfinch, you’re in luck. An onscreen adaptation is in the works by the very same people who turned The Hunger Games into one of the most popular book-to-film franchises of all time.
Producer Nina Jacobson, who was involved with all four Hunger Games films, and her production company Color Force are working on an adaptation of Tartt’s sprawling novel about a boy whose mother is killed in a bombing at art gallery, though he survives and escapes with the Carel Fabritius’ painting, “The Goldfinch.” The Wrap reports that Jacobson’s production team is in the process of finding a director.
“We are looking for the right filmmaker, and then we’ll choose the right home based on that filmmaker,” Nina Jacobson told The Wrap. “We’ve been thinking we are more likely to make a limited series for TV. There’s so much scope to the book. At the same time, a filmmaker could come in with a perspective that changes our mind.”
Yet Jacobson gave no clue to what directors they were considering or if there were any stars they had in mind. “With a piece of material this great, there are a lot of conversations to be had,” Jacobson said.