New Poster and Trailer Debuts for The Death & Life of John F. Donovan

New Poster and Trailer Debuts for The Death & Life of John F. Donovan

Momentum Pictures has debuted a new poster and trailer for the long-in-development drama The Death & Life of John F. Donovan from Xavier Dolan (Mommy) and starring an ensemble cast led by Kit Harrington (Game of Thrones). The trailer can be viewed in the player and the poster in the gallery below!

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The Death and Life of John F. Donovan takes place in the early 2000’s and centers on the tribulations 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 dramatic turns when the existence of their pen pal relationship is publicly exposed, eliciting the most ill-founded assumptions, and sending Donovan in a vertical downfall. A decade later, the young actor recollects his relationship with his past idol 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 film along with executive producer Joe Iacono.

Seville International is handling international sales of the film in all media around the world, with the exception of France where the producers and Seville International jointly sold the rights to Mars Films, and in the US, where the film is being jointly handled by CAA. eOne and Les Films Séville will directly distribute the film throughout Canada and Québec.

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The film held its debut at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival, marking the first film of Dolan to premiere at the festival, and hit international theaters on March 13. The drama is set for a limited theatrical release and a digital and VOD release on December 13 in the US.


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