Grab your seats! The first images of ‘The Death and Life of John F. Donovan’ was released and it looks amazing!!
Jessica Chastain, Kit Harington, Taylor Kitsch, Kathy Bates, Jacob Tremblay, Susan Sarandon, Natalie Portman, Nicholas Hoult, and Thandie Newton are part of the star-studded ensemble in the movie, which takes place in the early 2000s and centers on the tribulations of an American TV star in his late 20s (Harington) and his correspondence with Rupert Turner, a young actor-to-be living with his mother in England. Their lives take dramatic turns when the existence of their pen-pal relationship is publicly exposed, eliciting the most ill-founded assumptions and sending Donovan in a vertical downfall. A decade later, the young actor recollects his relationship with his past idol over the course of an interview.
Dolan did an interview to Collider talking a little about Chastain’s character.
Jessica Chastain gets the villain role, a gossip columnist who discovers the letters between John and Rupert. Bella Thorne plays her assistant, Jeanette.
If Kit’s John F. Donovan represents the superhero then Chastain’s Moira McAllister-King represents the villain. “Her character is sheerly evil, and that was part of a desire to really tell the story as a superhero tale. The superhero owes his public, must save them from evil, or in this case from the truth, and has to live by this facade and wear this mask, which in this case is his sexuality.”
Check in our gallery the first images.