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Finn Wolfhard will star in The Goldfinch movie adaptation

He’ll play Boris, a Ukranian troublemaker who’s into drinking and drugs

Finn Wolfhard is coming to the big screen again. It was recently announced that he has joined the cast of The Goldfinch film adaptation which features Ansel Elgort from Baby Driver and Jeffry Wright of Westworld.

Exploring the story from Donna Tartt’s best-seller, the film is split into two narratives: one of the protagonist’s (Theo) troubled childhood and the other looking at his fraught adulthood.

Theo survives a terrorist bombing at an art museum and manages to take “The Goldfinch”, a famous Dutch painting. The tale follows him as he grapples with the death of his mother who he lost in the blaze, and also the fact he’s stolen a piece of priceless artwork.

Wolfhard’s role is a far cry from his innocent Stranger Things character. He will play the younger version of Boris, a Ukrainian troublemaker who loves drugs and alcohol and eventually corrupts the lead character. However, given the fact that he kicked off the week by (almost) channelling Lou Reed with his band Calpurnia, it won’t be too much of a stress for the multi-dimensional teen.

Anyway, the film doesn’t have an official release date so, for now, you can read up on the mysterious literary genius of Donna Tartt with our definitive guide.