Coming off his Cannes smash hit “Mommy,” French-Canadian director Xavier Dolan has landed Jessica Chastain for his first English language feature “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan”.
Dolan says the film is a more “dramatic than humorous” Hollywood satire which follows a successful American actor who has secretive correspondence with an 11 year old in London.
Chastain will play a villainous role, that of an editor-in-chief of a gossip magazine that wants to ruin the lives of numerous stars. Dolan got in touch with Chastain following her tweeting about enjoying “Mommy” at Cannes.
Filming begins next year in Montreal, New York, Miami, England and Eastern Europe.