According to trade paper Variety, Casino Royale and Westworld star Jeffrey Wright is in negotiations to join the cast of the The Goldfinch movie adaptation. The planned film is based on the 2013 novel by Donna Tartt.
Here’s some more info on the source material.
Aged thirteen, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down the years clings to the thing that most reminds him of her: a small, strangely captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld. As he grows up, Theo learns to glide between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love – and his talisman, the painting, places him at the centre of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.
The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling power. Combining unforgettably vivid characters and thrilling suspense, it is a beautiful, addictive triumph – a sweeping story of loss and obsession, of survival and self-invention, of the deepest mysteries of love, identity and fate.
Wright will potentially play the role of Hobie in the planned film, while Luke Wilson (Old School) has joined the cast of the film as Theo’s alcoholic actor father, so reports The Hollywood Reporter.
They both join the already cast Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars) who will play Theo, Willa Fitzgerald (Little Women) who will play Kitsey Barbour and Aneurin Barnard (Dunkirk) who will play Boris. John Crowley will direct for Amazon Studios.