The Death and Life of John F. Donovan is a Canadian drama film directed by Xavier Dolan.
Starring Kit Harington, Natalie Portman, Jacob Tremblay, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Thandie Newton, Ben Schnetzer, Amara Karan, Jared Keeso, Chris Zylka and others.

Watch the official trailer for The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

Momentum Pictures on Thursday, November 14, 2019 released the trailer:
The Death And Life Of John F Donovan - Official Trailer.

What is The Death and Life of John F. Donovan about?

In 2017, Times journalist Audrey Newhouse (Thandie Newton) interviews actor Rupert Turner about his recently published book Letters to a Young Actor. The book collects letters he received from John F. Donovan (Kit Harington), an actor with whom he corresponded with as a child, and who died from a drug overdose.
In a flashback to the mid-2000s, Turner is a child actor who is bullied by his homophobic schoolmates. He idolizes Donovan, who plays the lead character in the teen drama series Hellsome High. The tabloid press frequently speculates that Donovan is gay and closeted; when gossip regarding Donovan soliciting male prostitutes makes headlines, his correspondence with Turner is made public, sparking malicious speculation about the nature of Turner and Donovan's relationship. Donovan writes his final letter to Turner, and dies shortly after.
In the present, Turner says he does not know whether or not Donovan's death was related to the scandal. Newhouse muses that she initially dismissed Turner's book as "mishaps from the First World," but has reconsidered based on their meeting.

Who's in the The Death and Life of John F. Donovan cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.

Kit Harington John F. Donovan
Natalie Portman Sam Turner
Jacob Tremblay Rupert Turner
Susan Sarandon Grace Donovan
Kathy Bates Barbara Haggermaker
Thandie Newton Audrey Newhouse
Ben Schnetzer Rupert Turner (21 y.o.)
Amara Karan Mrs. Kureishi
Jared Keeso James Donovan
Chris Zylka Will Jefford Jr.
Sarah Gadon Liz Jones
Emily Hampshire Amy Bosworth
Michael Gambon Man in Diner
Susan Almgren Aunt Faith
Jane Wheeler Aunt Anne
Craig Eldridge Uncle Patrick
Lukas Rolfe Cedric James
Ari Millen Big Billy
Gijs Blom Rupert's Boyfriend
Rob Baker Late Night Show Host
Ellen David Adam's Mother
Pat Kiely Director
Anne Mroczkowski News Anchor
James Marchant Police Officer
Suzanne Virdee Female Anchor
Guenièvre Sandré Barmaid
Sangita Patel Journalist #1
Hamza Haq Journalist #2
Matthew Raudsepp Hellsome High Actor
Allan Michael Brunet Cashier
Michael Dozier Lawyer #1
Harvey Diamond Lawyer #2
Pierre-Luc Lafontaine Fan in the Club
Vincent Messina Young Fan
Anthony Luigi Aguiar Young Fan (as Anthony Aguiar)
Cassie Luk Young Fan
Hannah Morgan Lord Young Fan
Rebecca Windheim Young Fan

When is The Death and Life of John F. Donovan released in cinemas?

The film The Death and Life of John F. Donovan was scheduled to be released on September 10, 2018 (TIFF), on March 13, 2019 (France), on August 23, 2019 (Canada) and on December 13, 2019 (United States) by Les Films Séville, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Mars Distribution, Spentzos Films, NOS Audiovisuais, Lucky Red, Momentum Pictures, Phantom FIlm and Shochiku.

What are The Death and Life of John F. Donovan film specifications?

The duration of the film is 127 minutes. The film grossed over $3.3 million.

The film The Death and Life of John F. Donovan is rated with "R" rating.

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan filming. Principal photography began on July 9, 2016, in Montreal.

What are critics and audiences saying about The Death and Life of John F. Donovan?

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan got low rating from critics.

More information about The Death and Life of John F. Donovan you can get at:

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