Stranger Thing’s Finn Wolfhard joins Ansel Elgort in adaptation of Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch

Stranger Thing's Finn Wolfhard joins Ansel Elgort in adaptation of The Goldfinch
Finn Wolfhard has parted ways with his agency (Picture: FilmMagic)

Stranger Things’s Finn Wolfhard has been cast in the upcoming adaptation of The Goldfinch, the award-winning novel by Donna Tartt.

The 15-year-old will star alongside rising star Ansel Elgort in the film which follows a young man, Theo, who loses his mother in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is taken in by a wealthy family, only to be drawn into New York City’s art world.

The story works across two timelines, one focusing on a young Theo struggling with the loss of his mother and a new family life, and the other focusing on an adult Theo who is hellbent on recovering a famous painting.

Stranger Thing's Finn Wolfhard joins Ansel Elgort in adaptation of The Goldfinch

Finn will play a young Boris, a ‘Ukrainian student and troublemaker who bonds with Theo due to their both having lost their mothers and who introduces him to drugs and alcohol’.

Theo will be played by Ansel, while Sarah Paulson and Luke Wilson will also star.

It’s been a brilliant past 12 months for Finn, who also appeared in the surprise horror hit It.

His garage rock band, Calpurnia, also signed a record deal and he was confirmed to voice the lead in Netflix’s animated series Carmen Sandiego.

In October he made a stand against the culture of abuse against men and women in Hollywood by firing his agent Tyler Grasham after a former client alleged sexual abuse.

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