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The Minds Behind The Hunger Games to Adapt Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch

Color Force, the production company responsible for turning The Hunger Games series into one of the more successful film franchises, might have found their next big project. In an interview with The Wrap, Nina Jacobson not only confirmed their plans to adapt Donna Tartt's New York Times bestseller The Goldfinch but also indicated that the search for a filmmaker is already underway.

The Goldfinch tells the story of Theo Decker, a thirteen year-old boy whose life is changed forever when he loses his mother in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Theo moves in with a wealthy family from school but later reunites with his father who was absent for most of his life. The title of the book refers to the Dutch painting that ends up in Theo's possession after the incident. The painting also plays a role in his life moving forward.

Due to the scope of the almost 800-page novel, Jacobson indicated that their initial reaction was leaning in the direction of a miniseries but Color Force remains open to just about anything. Ultimately, the direction that this adaptation will take is contingent on the vision of the filmmaker but at this point, it's anybody's guess.