Sarah Paulson Joins Warner Bros’ Adaptation of ‘The Goldfinch’

Ansel Elgort and Aneurin Barnard also star in movie based on Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer-winning novel

Sarah Paulson is in talks to join the cast of the film adaptation of “The Goldfinch,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Ansel Elgort and Aneurin Barnard also star, with John Crowley directing.

“The Goldfinch” is based on Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer-winning book of the same name. It tells the story of a young man named Theodore Decker (who will be played by Elgort), who survives a terrorist bombing at an art museum. He survives the tragedy and steals Fabritius’ famous painting “The Goldfinch.” The attack killed his mother, so he is forced to live in Las Vegas with his deadbeat father.

Paulson is set to play Xandra, the girlfriend of Theo’s father.

In 2014, Warner Bros. was the frontrunner to acquire the feature rights to the bestselling novel. “The Goldfinch” won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2014 and was on the New York Times bestseller list for 39 weeks.

Paulson most recently starred in FX’s “American Horror Story: Cult” and “Rebel in the Rye.” Her next projects include “The Post,” “Ocean’s Eight” and “Glass.”

She is represented by ID PR and CAA.