In accordance with an statement of Xavier Dolan, posted on his Instagram, Jessica‘s character will be cut out of his upcoming film.
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan was scheduled to be released in 2017, but was delayed. According to Xavier: “The decision was editorial and narrative, in that it has nothing to do performance, and everything to do with a character, and the compatibility of the story line. This “villain” subplot, albeit funny and entertaining, didn’t feel like it belonged to the rest of the story, which ended up not being heroes or their nemesis, bur rather on childhood, and its dreams.”
We of the JCO team were very saddened by the news, we were excited for the movie, especially after the stills were released and Jessica was photographed on the set of the film. Anyway, we know that it must have been a very difficult issue for Xavier and we wish the film success.
See the movie stills here.