Could Xavier Dolan be getting ready to leap into the fall film festival fray? The curtain is continuing to be lifted on the filmmakers’ “The Death And Life Of John F. Donovan,” and following some first look photos this spring, the first poster has landed.
Featuring an ensemble cast including Jessica Chastain, Kit Harington, Taylor Kitsch, Kathy Bates, Jacob Tremblay, Susan Sarandon, Natalie Portman, Nicholas Hoult, and Thandie Newton, the story centers on the tribulations of an American TV star in his late 20s 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.
Again, there’s no release date or word when ‘Donovan’ might premiere, but we’re particularly liking how fierce Chastain looks on this one-sheet.