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The First Exclusive Look at Kit Harrington in ‘THE DEATH AND LIFE OF JOHN F. DONOVAN’

May 12, 2017

Xavier Dolan

Check out the first exclusive photos that has been released by Collider from French-Canadian writer-director-actor, editor and producer Xavier Dolan’s first English-language film, THE DEATH AND LIFE OF JOHN F. DONOVAN, starring Kit Harington!

Harington is joined alongside Jessica Chastain, Natalie Portman, Kathy Bates, Thandie Newton, Bella Thorne, Jacob Tremblay, Ben Schnetzer, Sarah Gordon, Chris Zylka, Emily Hampshire and Michael Gambon.

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan spans more than a decade as the timeline begins with the news of the death of the titular character, which reverberates back to his life and numerous characters he interacted with that positively and negatively affected him. Then the story moves forward ten years past his death, when the younger recipient of a correspondence is himself an actor and is opening up about the previous written relationship he had with Donovan to a journalist, Audrey Newhouse (Newton).

Dolan said:

“When editing, [during a shooting break] it became clear that the heart of this film would be the mother-son relationships. And you, know that realization didn’t bother me. I could spend the rest of my life talking about mothers and sons and still be making a completely different movie than the last.”

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan hits theaters in 2018.

Dolan is the filmmaker behind hit films like Mommy, Laurence Anyways, Tom at the Farm and others.

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