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Baby Driver's Ansel Elgort in talks to lead The Goldfinch film adaptation

Buckle up, smash Play on your music listening device of choice, and hold on to any nearby suicide knobs, because BABY DRIVER's Ansel Elgort is revving up to lead the cast of THE GOLDFINCH adaptation for Warner Bros. and Amazon.

Currently, Elgort is in negotiations to play the lead role of Theodore Decker of Donna Tartt’s 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that follows a young man who survives a terrorist bombing at an art museum, though his mother does not. His life then takes a series of unexpected turns, including living with his deadbeat father in Las Vegas before engaging in various art forgeries.

While the rights to the film were acquired three years ago by Warner Bros. and RatPac, the reportedly $40 million dollar-budgeted project is just now getting off the ground with Elgot's interest and BROOKLYN's John Crowley on board to direct.

In addition to Elgort's consideration for the role of Theodore Decker, Ralph Fiennes has reportedly been tapped for the role of Hobie, a friend of Theo’s who hawks antiques.

Based on the description, this sounds like quite the tonal shift for Elgort in the wake of his groove-tastic role for Edgar Wright's BABY DRIVER. However, with films like THE FAULT IN OUR STARS and PAPER TOWNS under his belt, I'm certain that he'll have no trouble preparing to step into the shoes of a more dramatic character.

By the way, if you haven't seen BABY DRIVER yet, what are you waiting for? It's available on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital services right now, and is one hell of a good ride! Go check it out!

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