The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, will be Xavier Dolan’s first movie shot in English. It will explore the question of celebrity through the story of John F. Donovan (played by Kit Harington), a Hollywood actor whose homosexuality has just been revealed and becomes the target of a people magazine and its director (Jessica Chastain), determined to sabotage his career.
A decade after the death of an American TV star, a young actor reminisces the written correspondence he once shared with the former, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives.
Alongside Kit Harington, Jessica Chastain, Nathalie Portman and Susan Sarandon will part of the casting aswell, for the canadian’s director biggest budget with 28 millions of dollars.
Rumor says that the movie should be ready for the festival of Toronto in september.
Enjoy those photos shot by Shayne Laverdière.