John F. Donovan, heartthrob star of film and TV, died alone and unexpectedly following a series of scandals. One fan in particular, 11-year-old Rupert Turner, has some singular insight into John’s soul. For five years John and Rupert were secret pen pals. Fast-forward to the present. Rupert, now a successful actor in his own right, has written a memoir about his correspondence with John. In an interview with reporter Audrey Newhouse, Rupert will reveal all he knows about John’s troubled life, what compromises John made for fame — and how John’s tenderness and generosity inspired that little boy who was desperate to connect with the man he idolized.
Starring Kit Harington, Jacob Tremblay, Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Thandie Newton, Ben Schnetzer, and Jared Keeso, the film opens March 13 in France. No word on a US release date.