I read The Goldfinch. I know there was a lot of hoopla and acclaim for it. Me? I thought it was meh. More specifically, I thought it was about 250 pages too long. It was a compelling story, I liked the characters. But seriously, it was just a bit too much.
I heard a while back that a movie was in the works. Here is what shocked me, I thought that this might be a situation where the movie might (just might) be better than the book. I wrote about how the book isn’t always better. In this case, it might be true.
I saw an alert (from Bustle!) that the cast has been…..cast. And this was another shocking moment for me. I totally agree with it. Usually “they” don’t get it quite right. But in this case, I think they nailed it.
Ansel Elgort is playing the main character Theo. First, I think Ansel is the bees knees (did you see Baby Driver!). Second, he is kind of what I pictured in my head when I was reading it. I mean, not HIM specifically, but his look.
I am not going to go through all the casting decisions, you can read for yourself.
The other thing I think is interesting was the director choice. It is John Crowley. Who? He directed Brooklyn (which is another book to movie adaptation). So he has the chops.
I am actually pretty interested to see how this one pans out.