Filming Begins on Xavier Dolan’s “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan”

Entertainment One’s Seville Internationa has announced (via Coming Soon) that director Xavier Dolan (I Killed My Mother, Tom At The Farm) has began production on his first English-language film in Montreal titled “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.”  Continue reading for more details on this project.

The film will star Kit Harington, Jessica Chastain, Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Ben Schnetzer, Michael Gambon, Bella Thorne, Thandie Newton, Chris Zylka and Emily Hampshire.  Here’s the official synopsis courtesy of Coming Soon:

“The Death and Life of John F. Donovan takes place in the early 2000’s and centers on the tribulations of an American TV star in his late twenties (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.”

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan does not yet have a US release date.  I will keep you posted on any new information about this project as soon as I hear anything.

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