The Death and Life of John F. Donovan is a Canadian drama film directed by Xavier Dolan.

Official trailers

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

Story intro

A decade after the death of an American TV star, a young actor reminisces about the written correspondence he shared with him, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives.

Cast

Kit Harington
John F. Donovan
Natalie Portman
Sam Turner
Susan Sarandon
Grace Donovan
Ben Schnetzer
Rupert Turner (Adult)
Kathy Bates
Barbara Haggermaker
Thandie Newton
Audrey Newhouse
Jared Keeso
James Donovan
Amara Karan
Mrs. Kureishi
Chris Zylka
Will Jefford Jr.
Emily Hampshire
Amy Bosworth
Michael Gambon
Narrator
Jacob Tremblay
Rupert Turner
Sarah Gadon
Liz Jones
Ari Millen
Big Billy
Leni Parker
Bonnie
Dakota Taylor
Connor Jefford
Sam Taylor Buck
Young Daniel
Katy Breier
Trish
Alison Louder
Hellsome high actress
Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse
Moira's assistant
Díana Bermudez
Concierge
Adam Bernett
Paparazzo #1
Catherine St-Laurent
Club Girl
Hamza Haq
Journalist #4
Randy Thomas
Lawyer
Catherine Brunet
Fan Girl at the Bar
Sangita Patel
Journalist
Douglas Rankine
Policeman
Brent Skagford
Editor #1
Aphra Williams
Photographer
Michael Daniel Murphy
Editor #2
Ellen David
Adam's Mother
Susan Tracy
The Casting Director
Pat Kiely
James, the Director
Craig Eldridge
Uncle Patrick
Juliet Howland
Casting Director #1
Alex Weiner
Photographer #3
Daniel Lillford
British T.V. Producer
Matthew Raudsepp
Hellsome high actor
Claire Qute
Teenage Girl #1
Jane Wheeler
Aunt Anne
Matt Townsend
Police Office Staff
Karl Farrer
Driver
Pierre-Luc Lafontaine
Douche
Jo Wheatley
Commuter
Manuel Tadros
Salim
Rebecca Windheim
Fan #1
Jaeda LeBlanc
Fan #2
Jill Buchanan
Train Commuter
Susan Almgren
Aunt Faith
Dilyana Bouklieva
Police Officer
Gerardo Lo Dico
Morgue Technician
Kate Parnell
Casting Receptionist
Matthew Winters
Young Director
Rob Baker
Tonight Show Host
Fran Targ
Fran Targ
Michael Hearn
Will's Dad
Patrick Abellard
Club Boy #1
Claudia de Vasco
Lukas Rolfe
Cedric James
Fred Nguyen Khan
Paparazzo #2 (as Fred Nguyen)
Tuncay Gunes
S.Vendor
Dawn Lambing
Will's Mom
Allan Michael Brunet
Cashier
Hannah Banks
Barista
Gino Marrocco
Tailor
Ariane L'Heureux
Fan Girl
Warona Setshwaelo
Mother
Teale Bishopric
Girl in Car
Harry Dave McLaren
Neighbour
Connor McMahon
Intern (Sasha)
Catherine Boily
Gossip Editor
Carolyn Fe
Porter
Holly Bernier
Journalist #2
James Marchant
Police Officer #1
Nicole Reece
Passer-by
Serge Martineau
Picture Car driver
Anne Mroczkowski
CNN Reporter
Suzanne Virdee
Female Anchor
Marcello Di Fruscia
Paparazzo #3
Anthony Luigi Aguiar
Fan boy 1
Sri Moorthy
Commuter / Pedestrian
Zoe Tounta
Market Passer-by
Buppha Witt
Market Crowd
Nathanael James
Market Seller
David Orrells
Market Shopper
Philippe Bovet
Photographer #7
Hannah Morgan Lord
Fan girl
Matteo Paciletti
Flower Seller
Bisi Hassan
Passerby
Christina Pennant
Photographer
Sam Thompson
Passer-by
Dakota Jamal Wellman
Eric

About

Principal photography began on July 9, 2016, in Montreal.

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) and on August 23, 2019 (Canada) by Les Films Séville, Lucky Red, Mars Distribution, Spentzos Films, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group and NOS Audiovisuais.

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

The film had received a "R" rating.

Rating

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

External links

IMDB: The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

Wikipedia: The Death & Life of John F. Donovan

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