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.
Momentum Pictures on Thursday, November 14, 2019 released the trailer:
The Death And Life Of John F Donovan - Official Trailer.
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.
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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.
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.
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan got low rating from critics.
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