Warner Brothers to Bring Donna Tartt’s ‘The Goldfinch’ to the Big Screen?

A birdwatcher over at The Wrap reports that Warner Brothers has made a “competitive offer” on Donna Tart’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Goldfinch for a film adaptation. While originally people had speculated that the 773-page boom would be made into a miniseries, it seems now studios are eying it for a feature. Of course, the decades-spanning plot will surely pose challenges to whoever is burdened with adapting it: between upper-crust New York and Amsterdam and the seedy underbelly of Vegas – from terrorist attacks to art theft to major daddy issues – the idea of squeezing this epic’s many tonal and locational shifts into a feature film seems somewhat implausible. But as we know, WB “lives for the applause-plause,” and implausibility has never stopped them before. Thankfully, Tartt has allegedly asked to be involved in creative decisions, which could include vetoing the feature idea and reverting to a TV series.