The Death and Life of John F. Donovan Movie

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Who's Involved:

Nicholas Hoult, Natalie Portman, Bella Thorne, Taylor Kitsch, Susan Sarandon, Thandie Newton, Michael Gambon, Jacob Tremblay, Kit Harington, Kathy Bates, Chris Zylka, Xavier Dolan, Lyse Lafontaine, Joe Iacono

Release Date:

Friday, December 13, 2019 (Limited)

Rating: R

Runtime: 2 hrs, 3 m

Plot: What's the story about?

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.


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Crew: Who's making The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

A look at the The Death and Life of John F. Donovan behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Xavier Dolan last directed Tom at the Farm and Mommy. The film's writer Xavier Dolan last wrote Tom at the Farm and Heartbeats.

Screenwriter

Xavier Dolan

Producer

Lyse Lafontaine

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Production: What we know about The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

Key Facts

  1. Jessica Chastain has been cut from the film in an effort to cut down the film's run time (IndieWire, 2/4/18). Director Xavier Dolan says the decision “has nothing to do with” her performance

Filming Timeline

On or about October 8, 2017, the film was in Completed status.

On or about February 8, 2017, the film was in Production status.

The movie is already shooting in Montreal and will move to Prague, the U.K. and New York.

On or about November 20, 2015, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Production is set to begin spring 2016.

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan Release Date: When was it released?

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan was released in 2019 on Friday, December 13, 2019 (Limited release). There were 13 other movies released on the same date, including Jumanji: The Next Level, Richard Jewell and Black Christmas.


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