Newswire: Director of Adele’s “Hello” music video lands all-star cast for next film

Canadian writer-director Xavier Dolan has made several French-language films over the past few years, including 2014’s hyperactive Mommy. But now that he’s helmed the music video for Adele’s “Hello,” Hollywood has decided to trust him not just with an English-language debut, but also with one of the more impressive casts in recent memory. According to Collider, the forthcoming The Life And Death Of John F. Donovan will star Jessica Chastain, Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon, Kit Harington, Nicholas Hoult, Thandie Newton, Kathy Bates, and Michael Gambon. See what kind of talent you can pull once you put Adele in monochrome and a giant coat?

The Life And Death Of John F. Donovan follows John F. Donovan (Harington), a television actor who becomes pen pals with a young male fan living in England. When a gossip columnist (Chastain) exposes this correspondence, Donovan’s life enters “a vertical downfall”—which …

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