‘The Goldfinch’ heads to the big screen

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One of the most popular and acclaimed novels is now heading to the big screen. Filmmaker Brett Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment has teamed up with Warner Bros. to snare the movie rights to Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Goldfinch.”

The book, which has remained on the New York Times’ bestseller list for 39 weeks, focuses on the the life of Theo Decker, a 13-year-old who survives the accident that kills his beloved mom.

With no father in the picture, Theo is taken in by a wealthy family friend, but is uncomfortable living in a new, elite social scene. He remains connected to his mother’s spirit through a small painting that eventually takes him into the art underworld.

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