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The Goldfinch: watch Ansel Elgort and Nicole Kidman in the star-studded first trailer


Yesterday we brought you the first poster for star-studded book adaptation The Goldfinch. Now we're pleased to present you with the first trailer, as Donna Tartt's lauded novel makes its way to the big screen.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, The Goldfinch recounts the sweeping story of Theo Decker, a young New York art dealer haunted by his past. At the age of 13 Theo lost his beloved mother in a New York museum bombing, and the event figuratively scattered his adolescence into a million fragments.

As he grows up, Theo consoles himself with a painting known as The Goldfinch, which he stole from the museum in the chaos following the explosion. The canvas, by 17th century Dutch painter Carel Fabritius, embodies Theo's memory of his mother, but later in life its presence leads him down a darker path into the world of art theft and forgery.

Brooklyn director John Crowley works from a script by Tinker Tailor Solder Spy's Peter Straughan, and the cast is seriously impressive. Baby Driver's Ansel Elgort plays the older Theo with Pete's Dragon's Oakes Fegley portraying him at a younger age. Nicole Kidman (Lion) is surrogate mother Mrs Barbour, Luke Wilson (The Royal Tenenbaums) is his alcoholic father Larry and Sarah Paulson (Glass) is Larry's new girlfriend Xandra.

The cast is rounded out by Jeffrey Wright (The Hunger Games) as kindly father figure and antiques dealer Hobie, plus Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) and Aneurin Barnard (Dunkirk) as the younger and older incarnations of Theo's best friend Boris.

Combine all that with the magic touch of Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins (The Shawshank Redemption, Blade Runner 2049), and this has got prestige picture written all over it. Check out the first trailer below.