The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby has seen a lot of changes since it was originally conceived. When the film first debut in September of last year at TIFF, director Ned Benson showcased it as two separate films subtitled Her and Him. The films told a love story between Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy, but the story was different based on whose perspective the story followed. It seems that the film went into hiding or at least extensive edits to be released as one complete film. That film, subtitled Them, was released at the Cannes Film Festival to extensive praise.
The single-film version will be released in theaters on September 26th. Obviously positioned as a heavy awards contender with McAvoy and Chastain bringing their A-game, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby should be on everyone’s must-see list. As to whether or not we will be able to see the original versions of the film, Chastain told HitFix at Cannes that she’s happy that both edits will eventually see the light of day. “We have two different versions now,” Chastain said. “You get to choose what you want to see.” That makes two of us, Jessica.
Source: Yahoo! Movies