I've been dying for a trailer for this, and now it's finally here!
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby stars Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy as a pair of lovers whose relationship is going great until Chastain's Eleanor, you guessed it, disappears without reason (or she ends the relationship and then he never sees her again). The trailer gives us the delicious aspect that we get to see their relationship from both perspectives, and I'm sort of dying just thinking about it.
Director Ned Benson originally had the three versions of the movie (each with a subtitle of Him, Her, and Them, respectively), but I'm not sure if this is the combined version or just an introduction to the material before it's split and released separately. AwardsDaily's Sasha Stone raved about it when she saw it in Cannes, and she highly praised Chastain's performance. If anyone should be asked about fully realized female characters, it's Stone, so her endorsement only fuels my grand excitement for the project (she's also quote 3 times in the trailer).
The supporting cast seems pretty solid. I'm most excited to see Bill Hader do something else. Perhaps he could have been the sarcastic male best friend in a slew of shitty romantic comedies, and we never knew it.
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Variety reports that Eleanor Rigby will debut in theaters on September 26th, and the Him and Her versions will hit later in the fall. Definitely sounds like a fascinating ongoing piece. When we think of relationships we think of timelines and perspectives, and this looks romantic and thoughtful.