Entertainment One has released the first trailer for the forthcoming drama The Death and Life of John F. Donovan that sees Kit Harrington (Game of Thrones) leading an ensemble cast directed by Xavier Dolan.
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan takes place in the early 2000’s and centers on the troubles of an American TV star in his late twenties (Harington) and his correspondence with Rupert Turner, a young actor-to-be living with his mother in England.
Their lives take impressive turns when the continuation of their pen pal connection is publicly revealed, bringing out the most ill-founded assumptions, and sending Donovan in a vertical downfall. A decade later, the young actor remembers his relationship with his past icon over the course of an interview.
Lyse Lafontaine of Lyla Films (Laurence Anyways) and Xavier Dolan and Nancy Grant of Sons of Manual (Mommy, Tom at the Farm, I Killed My Mother) are producing the movie along with executive producer Joe Iacono.
Seville International is dealing with international sales of the movie in all media around the globe, excluding France where the producers and Seville International jointly sold the rights to Mars Films, and in the US, where the movie is being jointly handled by CAA. eOne and Les Films Séville will directly distribute the movie throughout Canada and Québec.
The movie held its debut at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival, marking the first movie of Dolan to premiere at the festival, and is set to hit international theaters on March 13, with no domestic release date declared.