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  • Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Goldfinch."
  • Harry Styles was considered for a role. Aneurin Barnard ended up being cast.
  • Julianne Moore turned down the part of Theodore's mother, while Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson turned down the part of Hobie.
  • Donna Tartt's novel spent 30 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers list.
  • First collaboration between Amazon and Warner Bros. Amazon is providing more than a third of the film's budget and has exclusive streaming rights and distribution through their entertainment platform. Warner Bros. has control over theatrical and global distribution.
  • Editor Kelley Dixon's first theatrical film. By the time of production, she has been nominated for nine Emmy Awards, including one win for her work on Breaking Bad (2008).
  • Principal production began on January 23, 2018 in New York, NY. Production will later move to Europe.
  • The painting featured in the novel, The Goldfinch, is work by Carel Fabritius from 1654. It belongs to the collection of the Mauritshuis in The Hague, Netherlands. Author Donna Tartt first saw the painting 20 years before the release of the book.
  • John Crowley's first film since Brooklyn (2015).
  • The second film for Sarah Paulson in which the Metropolitan Museum of Art serves as a significant location to the plot, the first being Ocean's 8.
  • In the book "The Goldfinch," Boris (played by Aneurin Barnard in the film) says "Oh, yes. Prince Boris! War and Peace. I'm named like him. Although the surname of Prince Boris is Drubetskoy." Aneurin Barnard played Boris Drubetskoy in the 2016 TV mini-series War & Peace (2016).
  • Finn Wolfhard was not John Crowley's first choice for young Boris, as Crowley wanted to cast young Russian theatre actors from New York, but Wolfhard ultimately won the role by impressing Crowley and dialect coach Kristina Nazarevskaia in his audition with a perfect Russian accent.
  • To prepare for his role as young Boris, Finn Wolfhard worked with dialect coach, Kristina Nazarevskaia, and listened to Aneurin Barnard's speech patterns and watched the way Barnard moved in Dunkirk (2017) to match Barnard's portrayal of older Boris.
  • Sarah Paulson and Denis O'Hare appeared on American Horror Story.
  • Oakes Fegley has previously worked with costar Aimee Laurence's sister, Oona, in the Disney movie, Pete's Dragon.
  • At age fourteen, Ryan Foust (who plays Young Andy Barbour) is already an accomplished New York actor. He has done more than 200 performances on and off-Broadway. He's played the title role in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Broadway, as well as in the critically acclaimed Mary Page Marlowe (by Tracy Letts), and in Make Believe (by Bess Wohl) at 2nd Stage Theater in NYC.
  • Earning just $2.8 million revenue at the US box office on its first weekend (coming in at #8), this film had one of the worst wide releases of all time.
  • After 'The Fault in our Stars' this is Ansel Elgort's second film with an Amsterdam connection.
  • This was Finn Wolfhard's first film that was neither a horror film nor a comedy.
  • Andy and Boris are watching The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1953) on TV.
  • One Oscar winner: Nicole Kidman.
  • This is the second film that Aneurin Barnard has played a character named Boris. The first being the 2016 film War & Peace.
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