“What should an artist reveal of himself and why should it matter to us?” That question’s asked in the effective new trailer for Momentum Pictures’ The Death & Life of John F. Donovan. Game of Thrones‘ Kit Harington leads the cast in the titular role and plays an actor who conducts an unusual lengthy exchange of letters with a young fan.
In addition to Kit Harington, the cast includes Natalie Portman, Jacob Tremblay, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Thandie Newton, Ben Schnetzer, Emily Hampshire, and Sarah Gadon.
The drama was directed by Xavier Dolan (Laurence Anyways, Juste la fin du monde) from a script he co-wrote with Jacob Tierney. Dolan also serves as a producer with Nancy Grant, Joe Iacono, Lyse Lafontaine, and Michel Merkt.
Dolan’s behind the scenes team includes director of photographer Andre Turpin, editors Mathieu Denis and Dolan, and production designers Anne Pritchard and Colombe Raby.
The Death & Life of John F. Donovan will be released in theaters, on digital, and On Demand on December 13, 2019. The film’s been rated R for language throughout and some sexual material.
“A decade after the death of an American TV star, a young actor reminisces about the written correspondence he once shared with the former, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives.”