THE GOLDFINCH HEADED TO THE BIG SCREEN
Donna Tartt’s third novel, “The Goldfinch,” has attracted a string of award nominations and a Pulitzer Prize. Its success continues with news that Warner Bros has acquired the film rights to the book, and that a feature film production is in the works.
Brett Ratner, who directed “Rush Hour” and “Red Dragon,” will co-produce with Brad Simpson and Nina Jacobson, the producer of “The Hunger Games.” Ratner’s most recent directorial effort is the summer blockbuster “Hercules.”
Tartt’s novel is 784 pages long and follows a grieving 13-year-old boy, whose fate becomes intertwined with a mysterious 17th-century painting at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.