The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

Jessica Chastain as:
Directed by: Zavier Dolan
Screenplay by: Xavier Dolan
Selected Cast: Natalie Portman, Nicholas Hoult, Thandie Newton, Kit Harington, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Bella Thorne, Taylor Kitsch
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Genre: Drama

An American movie star finds his correspondence with an 11-year-old actor exposed, prompting assumptions that begin to destroy his life and career.

Production Notes

This is the first English-spoken feature directed by Xavier Dolan. In 2014, Dolan’s film “Mommy” was screened on Cannes Festival, and after watching the film, Jessica posted on her twitter that she was completely blown away by him. It didn’t take long until they start a friendship and she signed to star on his film.

Principal photography started this July, with Kit Harington being spot on set in Montreal. The project will shoot also in New York, Prague and London.

A teaser poster was released on July 16, containing the cast names and including a distinctive Easter Egg.

More information on it to be released.