Hoult, Portman Join Dolan’s “Death and Life”

Natalie Portman, Nicholas Hoult and Thandie Newton have joined the ensemble cast of “Mommy” and “Tom at the Farm” director Xavier Dolan’s first English-language project “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan”.

Kit Harington, Jessica Chastain, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Michael Gambon, Bella Thorne, Chris Zylka and Emily Hampshire also star while Dolan, Lyse Lafontaine and Nancy Grant will produce.

The story follows a young actor who recalls his pen-pal relationship with his American TV idol (Harington) who died a decade earlier. The film will explore the hardships of fame and hurdles of the movie business.

Dolan’s recently finished up “It’s Only the End of the World” which is scheduled for release later this year.

Source: Variety