The first trailer has finally been released for The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, an upcoming romantic drama starring Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy. Writer-director Ned Benson originally made this as two films, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her, which saw an entire relationship played out from both personal points of view. He’s decided to cut together a single version of the two here, and it looks fantastic. The individual films have been receiving accolades throughout their festival runs, so we’re very intrigued to see how they hold up as one film. The two leads appear to put in some great performances and there’s more than enough chemistry to convince of their initial mutual attraction. We can’t wait.
Also starring Bill Hader, Viola Davis, William Hurt, Ciaran Hinds, Isabelle Huppert, and Jess Weixler.
Official synopsis for The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby:
With his unique vision, writer/director Ned Benson ambitiously captures a complete picture of a relationship in the beautifully relatable portrait of love, empathy and truth that is “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.” Once happily married, Conor (McAvoy) and Eleanor (Chastain) suddenly find themselves as strangers longing to understand each other in the wake of tragedy. The film explores the couple’s story as they try to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone. Screened for the first time at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Benson’s latest version of their story combines his previous two films — titled “Him” and “Her” — uniting their perspectives and taking a further look into the subjectivity of relationships.
ETA: USA – 26 September, 2014.