Movies: The Goldfinch; The Hawkline Monster

The first trailer has been released for The Goldfinch, based on Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Variety reported that the project is John Crowley's "latest film after 2015's Brooklyn, and he enlisted Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins for the drama. The striking visuals in the trailer are certainly reminiscent of Deakins's previous work, which includes Blade Runner 2049, The Shawshank Redemption and No Country for Old Men.

The Goldfinch stars Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Finn Wolfhard, Jeffrey Wright, Ashleigh Cummings, Sarah Paulson, Luke Wilson, Denis O'Hare and Aneurin Barnard. The Warner Bros. film hits theaters September 13.


New Regency has acquired film rights to "the long-gestating adaptation of Richard Brautigan's Gothic Western novel The Hawkline Monster, which the legendary Hal Ashby had been trying to get to the big screen," Deadline reported. Roy Lee (It), Andrew Trapani (Winchester) and Steven Schneider (Pet Sematary) will serve as producers.

Ashby first acquired The Hawkline Monster in 1975, a year after the book was published, and attempted to adapt it into a film. Deadline wrote that "various stars were attached including Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman as well as Jeff and Beau Bridges. Following the death of Brautigan in 1984 and then Ashby in 1988, Tim Burton fell in line to develop the project for Nicholson and Clint Eastwood. The adaptive rights then fell into limbo between the Ashby and Brautigan estates for decades before New Regency picked up the rights."

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