Brooklyn director John Crowley has begun filming with Nicole Kidman and Baby Driver star Ansel Elgort on The Goldfinch, an adaptation of Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller.

The book tells the story of Theodore 'Theo' Decker as he recounts the death of his mother in a terrorist attack when he was 13; his life since her murder, and the painting of a little bird that becomes a symbol of hope. 

Ansel Elgort will play the lead role in The Goldfinch

Theo is played by Elgort with Kidman cast as the New York socialite who takes him in, Mrs Barbour.

The Goldfinch is due for release in cinemas on October 11, 2019.

Crowley's Brooklyn - an adaptation of Colm Tóibín's bestseller of the same name - was nominated for three Oscars in 2016: Best Picture, Best Actress (Saoirse Ronan) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Nick Hornby).

Crowley, whose other credits include Intermission and True Detective, is also due to bring another book to the screen, Bernard MacLaverty's Midwinter Break. 

Midwinter Break centres on a retired couple who are out of their element but is also a hopeful study of love's complexity. It follows Gerry and Stella Gilmore, who fly from their home in Scotland to Amsterdam for a long weekend.

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