New ‘The Death and Life of John F. Donovan’ Posters, Brought to You by at Least Ten Instagram Filters
Xavier Dolan’s English-language debut The Death and Life of John F. Donovan hasn’t yet been announced for the fall festival circuit, but it’s starting to look like it will be soon. Two new posters for the movie seem to claim a spot at either Venice or TIFF is imminent, and show off two more of the movie’s ridiculously talented slate of actors.
Natalie Portman and Jacob Tremblay are featured in the two new posters, which don’t give anything about the movie away except for the actors’ faces behind a haze of Instagram-y filters. I want both of these framed on the mantelpiece above my fireplace.
The movie is about a young boy who is obsessed with an American actor, and somehow secretly begins a pen pal correspondence with him that is eventually exposed, rocking both of their worlds. Dolan explained further to Vanity Fair:
Natalie is playing Jacob’s mother. He plays a young fan who’s desperately, if not obsessively, fond of an American TV star called John F. Donovan (Kit Harington). He follows his every TV appearance, has every poster of him plastered on the walls of his room, and unbeknownst to everyone, including his mom, has a secret correspondence with him. We follow their respective lives as their pen-pal relationship is about to be exposed, jeopardizing their friendship and turning their worlds upside down.
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan also stars Jessica Chastain, Taylor Kitsch, Kathy Bates, Susan Sarandon, Nicholas Hoult, and Thandie Newton.