Peter Straughan Gets Inspired by “The Goldfinch”

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is set to adapt for Warner Bros. Based on the book written by Donna Tartt, the drama follows a boy who loses his mother in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He survives the explosion and absconds with Fabritius’ painting, “The Goldfinch.” A rich, Upper East Side family takes him in and he later reunites with his father – an alcoholic gambling addict who takes him to Las Vegas. Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson will produce with Brett Ratner.

Straughan’s past screenwriting credits include the adaptations of How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, The Men Who Stare at Goats, and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Straughan also recently penned the script for the indie drama Frank, which stars Michael Fassbender as a man who wears a giant fake head. His upcoming projects include penning scripts for The Teleportation Accident and the dramedy Our Brand Is Crisis.

Straughan is repped by and

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