The First Trailer for The Goldfinch has Arrived


The first trailer for The Goldfinch, a film adaptation of the award-winning 2013 novel of the same name, has arrived.

Today we’re getting our first look at The Goldfinch, based on Donna Tartt’s novel of the same name. In this story, the fate of a rare painting (the titular “Goldfinch”) becomes tied up with the life of a boy who survives a bombing that destroys his life as he knows it.

I haven’t read the book this film is based on, but the trailer looks interesting. It jumps back and forth in time, and seems to be centered around how we deal with loss and how that can change us, for better or worse. With the sad music, The Goldfinch feels like it will be a sad story, perhaps one that doesn’t even have a happy ending. But maybe I’m wrong, what do you think about the trailer?

Theodore “Theo” Decker was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love.  Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day…a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch.  The Goldfinch.

The Goldfinch stars Ansel Elgort (“Baby Driver”) as Theo Decker, Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” “Big Little Lies”) as Mrs. Barbour, Oakes Fegley (“Pete’s Dragon”) as Young Theo, Aneurin Barnard (“Dunkirk”) as Boris, Finn Wolfhard (“Stranger Things,” “It”) as Young Boris, with Sarah Paulson (“The Post,” “American Crime Story”) as Xandra, Luke Wilson (“The Royal Tenenbaums”) as Larry, and Jeffrey Wright (“The Hunger Games” films) as Hobie.

The Goldfinch is directed by John Crowley and is scheduled to be released on      September 13, 2019.