Based on Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “The Goldfinch” follows a young man named Theodore Decker who survives a terrorist bombing at an art museum — an attack that kills his mother. From there, he tumbles through a series of adventures that finds him living in Las Vegas with his deadbeat father and, later, involved in art forgeries.
In the book, Barbour is Theo finance.
Earlier this year, Amazon Studios agreed to co-finance the film, which will go into production at the beginning of 2018. As part of the pact, Amazon will invest more than a third of the movie’s budget, which is estimated to be in the $40 million range, according to insiders. In return, it will get streaming rights to the picture on its Prime service. It will also launch the movie on home entertainment platforms.
Warner Bros. will distribute the film in theaters worldwide.
The role is Fitzgerald’s first major movie lead as she is best known for her television work on such series as MTV’s “Scream,” “Alpha House,” and the upcoming BBC miniseries “Little Women.”
She is represented by Paradigm and Principato-Young Entertainment
Correction: A previous article had said Fitzgerald would be playing the role of Pippa and has been corrected.