SANTA FE ― New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced Monday that a portion of “The Goldfinch”, the highly anticipated film adaption of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, will be filmed early April through mid-April in Albuquerque.
The film is from Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Amazon Studios.
“We’re excited to welcome another impressive production to New Mexico,” Film Office Director Nick Maniatis said. “New Mexico’s diverse and beautiful landscapes, our depth of talent and infrastructure, and our powerful film incentives make our state perfect for film production.”
The production will employ 173 New Mexico crew members, 6 New Mexico actors and approximately 350 New Mexico background talent.
The drama is being directed by BAFTA Award winner John Crowley (“Brooklyn”) and features a multigenerational cast, led by Ansel Elgort (“Baby Driver”) as Theo Decker and Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” “Big Little Lies”) as Mrs. Barbour.
“The Goldfinch” is being produced by Nina Jacobson (“The Hunger Games” films, “American Crime Story”) and Brad Simpson (“World War Z,” “American Crime Story”) under their Color Force banner. Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda and Sue Kroll are serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Oscar nominee Peter Straughan (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”), based on the acclaimed book by Donna Tartt, which spent 30 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers list.
The film also stars Oakes Fegley (“Pete’s Dragon”) as Young Theo, Aneurin Barnard (“Dunkirk”) as Boris, Finn Wolfhard (“Stranger Things,” “It”) as Young Boris, with Sarah Paulson (“The Post,” “American Crime Story”) as Xandra, Luke Wilson (“The Royal Tenenbaums”) as Larry, and Jeffrey Wright (“The Hunger Games” films) as Hobie. The film’s main ensemble cast also includes Ashleigh Cummings (“Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries”) as Pippa, Willa Fitzgerald (“Little Women”) as Kitsey Barbour, Aimee Laurence (“Chicago P.D.”) as Young Pippa, Denis O’Hare (“American Horror Story”) as Lucius Reeve, Peter Jacobson (“Colony”) as Mr. Silver, Luke Kleintank (“The Man in the High Castle”) as Platt Barbour, Joey Slotnick (“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”) as Dave, Robert Joy (“CSI: NY”) as Welty, and newcomer Ryan Foust as Andy.
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes Oscar-winning director of photography Roger Deakins (“Blade Runner 2049”), Oscar-nominated production designer K.K. Barrett (“Her”), costume designer Kasia Walicka Maimone (“Bridge of Spies,” “Ready Player One”), and editor Kelley Dixon (“Breaking Bad”).
Slated for release on October 11, 2019, the film is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Amazon Studios, a Color Force Production, a John Crowley Film. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. Amazon has exclusive U.S. SVOD and Pay-TV rights.