'The Goldfinch' Getting a Film Adaptation From a Super Exciting Team of Producers
If you're a fan of both Donna Tartt's bestselling novel The Goldfinch and The Hunger Games movies, then today is shaping up to be the best day of your life. The Goldfinch will be adapted by the producers behind The Hunger Games , who are already looking for a filmmaker to bring the novel to the screen. And let's just say this whole project can't move quickly enough!
It remains to be seen, of course, how they will manage to rework the novel, with its dense plot, to make it suitable for film without leaving out any crucial details. But if there's anyone who's up to the challenge of bringing books to life on screen, it would definitely be the people who brought us the outstanding first two installments of The Hunger Games. I mean, not only have they done an expert job with the world Suzanne Collins created, but just casting Jennifer Lawrence back when she was virtually unknown is itself alone proof of their genius.
At the moment, the new producers are said to be leaning more towards a miniseries than a movie, which also sounds like a smart move considering how intricate the book is. However, they aren't making any decisions until they find the right filmmaker and go over the possibilities with him or her. And that search could take a while considering that they are a little busy with that whole Mockingjay thing. So now I'm torn between wanting the next Hunger Games movie to come out immediately and wanting The Goldfinch project to progress as quickly as possible.
The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt's third novel, was published last year and became an immediate success. It tells the story of 13-year-old Theo Decker after he miraculously survives the bombing that kills his mother and winds up with a painting by an old Dutch master. So in addition to everything else to look forward to, the producers might be casting a new, breakout young actor for the part, just as they did when casting Katniss Everdeen.
Yeah, this movie really can't happen too soon!