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Director John Crowley opens up about making epic drama The Goldfinch...
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Director John Crowley opens up about making epic drama The Goldfinch...

Donna Tartt's hugely successful and hugely acclaimed novel The Goldfinch comes to the big screen tomorrow (September 27th), with an all-star cast along for the ride. 

Baby Driver mainman Ansel Elgort leads the way, with Nicole Kidman, Oakes Fegley, Aneurin Barnard, Finn Wolfhard, Sarah Paulson, Luke Wilson and Jeffrey Wright in supporting roles.

Elgort plays Theodore Decker, who we first meet as a 13-year-old in aftermath of a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, which killed his mother. 

Confused in the rubble of the tragedy, he steals a priceless piece of art known as The Goldfinch, and, as we follow Decker through his life as he battles with a deadbeat father, complex relationships and defining friendships, it's a painting that will come to define him. 

John Crowley, who directed Brooklyn and quirky drama Boy A, directs, while Peter Straughan, who won universal love for his 2011 take on Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, provides the screenplay. 

With the film arriving in cinemas and due on DVD in early 2020, we spoke to Crowley about how it all came together...

 

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