Sarah Paulson in talks for The Goldfinch

Sarah Paulson in talks for The Goldfinch

Sarah Paulson is in talks to star in 'The Goldfinch'.

The 'American Horror Story' actress is said to be in negotiations to join the Warner Bros. and Amazon Studios adaptation of Donna Tartt's Pulitzer-winning book of the same name alongside Ansel Elgort and Aneurin Barnard.

According to Variety, should Paulson sign up for the role she will star as Xandra, the girlfriend of main character Theodore Decker's father.

The book tells the story of Theo - who will be portrayed by Elgort - surviving a terrorist bombing at an art museum, in which his mother is killed.

Before he flees, he steals Fabritius' famous painting 'The Goldfinch' and goes to live with his deadbeat father in Las Vegas before becoming involved in art forgeries.

John Crowley will direct the motion picture and Barnard will appear as a character called Boris.

The movie will go into production at the start of 2018, and Amazon Studios are said to have agreed to co-finance the film.

Paulson has starred in several big films, including 2000's 'What Women Want' and '12 Years a Slave'.

One of her upcoming projects is 'Ocean's Eight', which will see her appear opposite Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway and Rihanna in the heist comedy, and she will star in forthcoming thriller 'Glass' alongside Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson and James McAvoy.

She is also known for her portrayal of several characters in the 'American Horror Story' TV series, as well as appearing as Marcia Clark in 'The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story'.