Oscar winners Susan Sarandon and Kathy Bates co-star in “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan”
Taylor Kitsch has found his first movie since earning strong reviews for “True Detective,” as he’s set to join Jessica Chastain and Kit Harington in Xavier Dolan‘s first English-language feature “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.
Harington will play the title character, while Chastain co-stars as the editor-in-chief of a gossip magazine. Kitsch’s role is being kept under wraps, but it’s described as a unique part for the rising star.
Dolan will produce “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan” with his Sons Of Manual producing partner Nancy Grant and Lyse Lafontaine of Lyla Films. Joe Iacono will serve as executive producer. CAA is handling U.S. rights, while Entertainment One’s Seville International is handling foreign rights.
Kitsch rebounded from the back-to-back flops of “John Carter” and “Battleship” with starring turns in Peter Berg‘s acclaimed war film “Lone Survivor” and Ryan Murphy‘s HBO movie “The Normal Heart.” He beat out many up-and-coming young actors for the part of closeted California Highway Patrol officer Paul Woodrugh on the second season of “True Detective.” He’s represented by CAA and Untitled Entertainment.