To everyone’s surprise and shock, the network ended the series after a seventh and final season in early 2020. The premature finale left the story on a very dramatic cliffhanger.
The creators have therefore decided to bring the Donovan family back to life one last time in a feature film that will conclude the story to solve this problem. And also to make the fans feel better.
Ray Donovan; the movie will pick up where the show’s seventh season left off. The plot follows Ray Donovan in search of his father, Micky Donovan. Ray must find him and prevent him from causing further damage.
The story will also see the past and present come together to create a single, complex narrative. The upcoming crime drama film is directed by David Hollander, who was one of the show’s executive producers.
Hollander is also a co-writer of Ray Donovan: The Movie and show star Liev Schreiber. Hollander and Schreiber are co-executive producers on the project, along with Mark Gordon, Bryan Zuriff, and Lou Fusaro.
It looks like Ray Donovan’s final chapter will be an intense and thrilling journey. Prepare for the showdown of the Donovan family that has been brewing for over three decades.
Who Is in Ray Donovan: the Cast of the Film?
The original cast of Ray Donovan’s show will return to reprise their roles in Ray Donovan: The Movie. Liev Schreiber, of course, will play the lead role. Jon Voight, who plays Mickey Donovan, will also return as “least favorite dad”.
In addition to these two main characters, the film’s huge cast also includes Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey, Katherine Moennig, and Kerry Condon, and also Josh Hamilton, Alyssa Diaz, Graham Rogers, and David Patrick Kelly, among others.
Who Are the Main Characters in Ray Donovan: The Movie?
The film is an extension of the series. It will bring back all the main characters, who played an essential role in the story. Let’s take a look at Ray Donovan’s most important characters:
The Movie: Liev Schreiber plays Raymond “Ray” Donovan. Ray is a professional “fixer,” who does all the dirty work (bribes, wages, cleaning, etc.) to his rich and famous clients.
He loves and cares for his family and feels a strong sense of responsibility towards his children and siblings, but he shares a complicated relationship with his wife and father that often gets Ray into trouble.
The film further explores his equation with his father, who seems to be the source of all the family’s problems, especially Ray. Jon Voight plays Mickey Donovan, the neglectful and abusive father of Ray and his four brothers: Bunchie, Terry, Bridget, and Daryll.
Mickey was once a mobster and is now an ex-con, having served 20 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. After his release from prison, Mickey Mouse arrives in Los Angeles to collect his debts and upsets the lives of Ray and his brothers.
In the film, Mickey disappears, and Ray is determined to track him down before Mickey gets in trouble. Eddie Marsan plays Terrence “Terry” Donovan, Ray’s older brother and former boxer.
Terry suffers from Parkinson’s disease, which has left him desperate and socially embarrassed. Pooch Hall appears as Daryll Donovan, Ray’s younger half-brother. Daryll is also a professional boxer trained by Terry.
Kerris Dorsey plays Bridget Elizabeth “Bridge” Donovan, Ray’s daughter and Ray’s oldest son. It is named after Ray’s sister, who committed suicide at a young age.
Along with the aforementioned main characters, there’s also Katherine Moennig as Lena Burnham, the detective assistant, and Kerry Condon as Molly Sullivan.
When Is Ray Donovan: Shooting the Film and Releasing It?
Filming for Ray Donovan: The Movie began in the summer of 2021. Production wrapped in August 2021. Showtime has announced that Ray Donovan: The Movie will premiere on Showtime on Friday, January 14, 2022, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.