The book was published last fall and still ranks second on the New York Times bestseller list.
The sprawling story, which takes place over two decades, 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.” The story then follows him as 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.
It makes sense that Tartt and her ICM Partner agents would pursue Jacobson as a producer following the success she has had in turning the “The Hunger Games” franchise into a box-office smash.
Given the scope of the story, it hasn’t yet decided whether the adaptation would be a feature film, TV series or miniseries. Sources say that whichever direction it goes in, Tartt will be closely involved in approving the production plans.
Jacobson is currently in production on “Hunger Games: Mocking Jay,” which is being broken up into two films with the first bowing later this year.
The deal was first reported by the Wrap.