- Published on Thursday, July 19 2012
- Written by Kate Ferguson
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby is taking a committed leap into film form by coming into fruition as two stand-alone films. The two different versions, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her, will follow a restaurant owner and his wife who go back to college and enter a difficult period in their marriage, specifically in the aftermath of “an emotional life-altering experience”. We don’t yet know what that experience will be, but we do know that we will be offered the main character’s different points of view of the same situation with the two different film versions. The double-feature is currently in production in New York City.
The love story drama’s cast includes Jessica Chastain as Eleanor Rigby and James McAvoy as the husband. Originally, Joel Edgarton had been reported as the husband’s character, but McAvoy is definitely on board. The rest of the characters will reportedly be played by Conor Ludlow, Viola Davis, Isabelle Huppert, William Hurt, Bill Hader, Ciarin Hinds, Jess Weixler, and Nina Arianda. What specific roles each supporting actors are playing is still under wraps, so there is just a lot of speculation at this point. No word yet on any involvement from the surviving Beatles...
We know for certain that writer/director Ned Benson has written both of the screenplays and will also direct both projects for Myriad Pictures. Kirk D’Amico, the CEO of Myriad Pictures, has said: "We have to make both films work on their own, both for the buyers but also for the audiences. Together, these films will describe a fully, more complete look at these characters and their lives." As we all know, everyone has a different experience of the same situation, no matter how minimal. Should be interesting to watch this in action!
- Kate Ferguson, YH Staff
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