One of the most anticipated movies of the next autumn season is The Goldfinch, based on the Pulitzer-winning novel of the same name written by American author Donna Tartt.
As the hype surrounding the movie grows thanks to its stellar cast, which includes Nicole Kidman, Sarah Paulson, Ansel Elgort and Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard, you can start getting into the vibe of this whirlwind of a story by planning a trip to its main settings – which are also for the most part the filming locations for the movie.
Most of The Goldfinch is set in New York City, where we first meet the protagonist, Theo Decker, who lives in the Upper East Side of Manhattan with his mother. The event that sets the entire plot in motion happens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, while teenage and then adult Theo lives in the Greenwich Village, in downtown Manhattan. The cast and crew were seen filming around the 1st and 7th Avenues of Manhattan around last March, and the presence of the actor who plays Theo Decker as a child lets us guess they were shooting scenes for the first half of the movie.
Another important location for the story is Las Vegas, including some of its main sights like the MGM Grand hotel and casino. It seems though as the scenes for this part of the movie were shot in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where the cast and crew were repeatedly spotted around last April.
And of course, when talking about The Goldfinch, one has to mention Amsterdam, which features prominently in the trailer and is in fact (spoiler alert!) the location of the very first scene of the book. The Netherlands is also the place to go if you want to take a look at the real painting that inspired the whole story – “The Goldfinch”, by Carel Fabritius, is on display at the Mauritshuis Museum in The Hague.
The Goldfinch comes out in theatres on 13 September, and you can get a first taste of the movie by watching the trailer down below.