"The Goldfinch" has found its screenwriter. Peter Straughan is set to pen the adaptation of Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller for Warner Bros.
Straughan previously co-wrote "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," based on the 1974 John le Carre spy thriller, with his late wife, Bridget O'Connor. The couple's work earned them an Oscar nomination for adapted screenplay.
Straughan's other credits include "The Men Who Stare at Goats," "Frank" and the upcoming "Our Brand Is Crisis."
With "The Goldfinch," Straughan will tackle a dense, ambitious novel that unfolds over two decades and nearly 800...