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Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy Get Divided In First Poster for ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’

Posted by , on December 10, 2012 at 4:20 pm 

Excuse all ignorance on the matter of shooting two films back-to-back, as well as, more the point, how that task compares with just making one while you’re at it — but The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby couldn’t be done just yet. Production on the two-part domestic drama had only commenced over the summer, when writer-director Ned Benson having the incalculable talents of Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy to tell a story of marriage troubled by spousal ambition.

But there’s already a poster, though it more has the vibe of a sales item than something you’d actually hang in a theater. (Even when the cheap photoshop is put aside, there’s a washed-out quality to the palette that renders these pretty actors oddly bland.) The biggest thing to take from this — not that much is offered in the first place — would be a title change; these films were once known as The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His and Hers, but the subtitles have been changed to His Story and Her Story. Small, I know, but just take what you can, especially when it sounds much better than what we had beforehand.

Take a look at the poster below:

Update: Removed at the request of the producers.

An official plot synopsis has also made its way online, and that can be read below:

“Two films – interwoven to complete one story.  Set in the hip areas of New York City, we follow the paths of Eleanor Rigby and her husband Conor.  When Eleanor suddenly disappears back to her family home and avoids all contact with Conor, we question what broke down the relationship that once seemed so right.”

With a supporting cast that includes Bill Hader, Viola Davis, William Hurt, Ciarán Hinds, Isabelle Huppert, Nina Arianda, and Jess Weixler, expect the Eleanor Rigby duology to arrive sometime in 2013.

Is this poster a good way to hint at what’s to come?


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