A new trailer has emerged for Xavier Dolan’s English language debut ‘The Death and Life of John F. Donovan featuring an all-star cast fronted by Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington and Natalie Portman.
Directed by French filmmaker Dolan the cast also includes Jacob Trembley, Thandie Newton, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Ben Schnetzer, Michael Gambon and Sarah Gadon.
Jessica Chastain also initially starred in the film as a villain but was cut after Dolan had to make cuts to the film which was originally 4 hours long.
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The film is released in France in March.
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan Synopsis
Set in the early 2000s and centres on the tribulations of an American TV star in his late twenties (Kit Harington) and his correspondence with Rupert Turner (Jacob Tremblay), an eleven-year-old 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.