by: Sammy Mink
Warner Bros. and RatPac Entertainment have picked up the rights to adapt Donna Tartt’s THE GOLDFINCH. The drama centers on 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 will be producing under her Color Force Production banner with Brad Simpson and Brett Ratner. James Packer is executive producing.
This project marks the second of Tartt’s novels to be set up at Warner Bros. after they acquired her book “The Secret History.” RatPac is currenlty in production with “Horrible Bosses 2” and Warren Beatty’s untitled Howard Hughes project. Color Force is the production company behind “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and romantic drama “One Day.”