Magazine article Screen International

Adele in Talks to Join Xavier Dolan Film 'The Death and Life of John F. Donovan'

Magazine article Screen International

Adele in Talks to Join Xavier Dolan Film 'The Death and Life of John F. Donovan'

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Superstar British singer Adele is in talks to make her feature film debut in Xavier Dolan's anticipated English-language drama The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.

The multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter previously collaborated with French-Canadian wunderkid Dolan on the singer's music video Hello, which shot to number one at the UK and US charts when released last month.

The singer has recently expressed a desire to act in movies and team up again with Dolan who is lining up his next film to shoot in spring 2016.

The singer recently told UK radio station Kiss FM: "I'm sure I'll get some flak for this, but I actually would like to act after working with Xavier. I would be in a film for him, definitely."

In the video for Hello, shot in a moody monotone, Adele sharpens her acting chops as she deals with the heartbreak of a lost lover after several years.

In Dolan's upcoming feature, an American movie star finds his correspondence with an 11-year-old actor exposed, prompting assumptions that begin to destroy his life and career. …

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