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A decade after the death of an American TV star, a young actor reminisces about the written correspondence he once shared with the former, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives.

  1. Xavier Dolan

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Jacob Tierney


Top Billed Cast

  1. Kit Harington

    Kit Harington

    John F. Donovan

  2. Natalie Portman

    Natalie Portman

    Sam Turner

  3. Susan Sarandon

    Susan Sarandon

    Grace Donovan

  4. Kathy Bates

    Kathy Bates

    Barbara Haggermaker

  5. Jacob Tremblay

    Jacob Tremblay

    Rupert Turner

Full Cast & Crew

The Death & Life of John F. Donovan
The Death & Life of John F. Donovan


Status Released

Release Information

  • December 13, 2019
    Theatrical (limited)


  • December 13, 2019


Original Language English

Runtime 2h 7m

Budget $35,000,000.00

Revenue -



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