Warner Bros. has released the second trailer of The Goldfinch starring Nicole Kidman and Ansel Elgort. The film is the screen adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by Donna Tartt which won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. The Goldfinch is a Dickensian story that chronicles the experience of Theodore “Theo” Decker beginning with the death of his mother because of a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The second trailer of The Goldfinch explores the importance of the eponymous painting of the goldfinch to the story. It is the one thing that Theo took from the day of the bombing at the museum and holds onto through his myriad trials and tribulations throughout his life. Due to the tragedy, Theo’s life changes drastically and impacts him greatly sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love.
The official synopsis by Warner Bros says, “Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day... a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch. The Goldfinch.” The new trailer is poignant and heartbreaking.
Besides Kidman and Elgort, The Goldfinch also stars Oakes Fegley, Aneurin Barnard, Finn Wolfhard, Sarah Paulson, Luke Wilson, and Jeffrey Wright. It is directed by BAFTA Award winner John Crowley and is slated to release on September 13, 2019, in the US.
Watch the trailer of The Goldfinch below: