Xavier Dolan Shooting New Movie in Prague with Kit Harington, Natalie Portman
Xavier Dolan, the French-Canadian enfant terrible who made a splash in Cannes with films like Mommy and Laurence Anyways, is in Prague this month shooting his latest film and English-language debut, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.
He’s assembled quite a cast for the project, which features Game of Thrones star Kit Harington as the titular character alongside Jessica Chastain, who previously filmed The Zookeeper’s Wife in the Czech capital back in 2015.
Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon, Thandie Newton, Kathy Bates, Michael Gambon, Bella Thorne, Ben Schnetzer, and Jacob Tremblay also feature in the impressive cast.
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan began shooting in Montreal last summer before a six-month hiatus. This month, filming has resumed with European location shoots in both Prague and London.
The plot of the film surrounds an aspiring Hollywood actor whose career takes a turn when a journalist exposes his correspondence with an 11-year-old boy.
It’s unclear which actors might be in town for the Prague shoot, but Newton let slip in a recent interview that she was currently in the Czech capital for filming along with Portman, Chastain, and Gambon.
Behind-the-scenes video from the Montreal shoot: