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Ansel Elgort Will Play Theo in 'The Goldfinch' Film

Ansel Elgort Will Play Theo in 'The Goldfinch' Film

Ansel Elgort has a new movie role lined up!

The Fault in Our Stars actor will play Theo in Warner Bros. and Amazon Studios’ film adaptation of “The Goldfinch,” Variety reports.

Westworld actor Jeffrey Wright is in negotiations to portray the character Hobie, and Dunkirk‘s Aneurin Barnard will take on the role of Boris in the John Crowley-directed film.

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Donna Tartt, “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, Hobie is Welty Blackwell’s partner, who is Pippa’s legal guardian. Hobie ends up helping Theo secure a stable life.

Production will start at the beginning of 2018.

Warner Bros. will distribute the film in theaters worldwide, and it will be available to stream on Amazon Prime.