While the second season of “True Detective” didn’t repeat the success of season one, it at least allowed three of its leading actors — Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, and Taylor Kitsch — to show some underutilized dramatic skills. And the latter is moving ahead with an already hotly buzzed about movie, with a pretty game ensemble.
Kitsch will join Jessica Chastain, Kit Harington, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, and Adele in Xavier Dolan‘s “The Death And Life Of John F. Donovan.” The story follows a young actor, 10 years after the death of an American TV star he had corresponded with as a teenager. He recollects the pen-pal relationship he used to have with his past idol. The film explores the hardships of fame and hurdles of the movie business through the lives of both characters, now and then, reflecting on the issues of identity and diversity in Hollywood over the past decade. No word yet on Kitsch’s role.
Production begins next spring, and it will mark Dolan’s English language feature debut.