Lea Seydoux, Marion Cotillard, Vincent Cassel, Nathalie Baye and Gaspard Ulliel are all set to star in MK2 and Telefilm Canada’s “It’s Only the End of the World,” the sixth film from young Quebecois filmmaker Xavier Dolan.
Based on a play of the same name by Jean-Luc Lagarce, the story follows a writer who goes back to his hometown when he plans to announce his upcoming death to his family. As resentment soon rewrites the course of the afternoon, all attempts of empathy are sabotaged by people’s incapacity to listen and love.
Filming is slated to begin in late May and Dolan will shoot the project before he gets to work on his previously announced first Hollywood film “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan” starring Kit Harington and Susan Sarandon.
Dolan, coming off great praise for last year’s Cannes entry “Mommy,” has also directed the likes of “Tom at the Farm,” “Laurence Anyways” and “I Killed My Mother”.
Dolan, Nancy Grant, Nathanael Karmitz and Sylvain Corbeil will produce.