Game of Thrones' Kit Harington and "Zero Dark Thirty" star Jessica Chastain and are set to headline "The Death and Life of John F. Donovan" says Deadline.
Harington will play Donovan an American movie star, a man whose
correspondence with an eleven-year-old actor living with his mother in
England is exposed, prompting ill-founded assumptions that begin to
destroy his life and career. Chastain plays the editor of a
celebrity-dishing magazine named The Gossip who targets Donovan as his
pen pal relationship is exposed.
The project marks the English language film debut of
acclaimed French-Canadian filmmaker and actor Xavier Dolan.
Production is set to begin in the Spring in
New York, Montreal, Miami, and London.
At just 25 years old, Dolan has
already helmed five films with his most recent, effort Mommy selected as Canada’s Oscar entry and set for a release next month in the United States.