A mighty fine pair, Jessica Chastain (“Tree of Life,” “The Help”) and Joel Edgerton (“Warrior,” “Animal Kingdom”), will star in a double-feature project — “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers” — for Myriad Pictures. It’s a love story told from two entirely different perspectives. Both scripts were written by Ned Benson, who will also direct. William Hurt is in talks to join Chastain and Edgerton.
“It is possible to consider making films in a completely different way than the single production method one film at a time,” explains Myriad’s Kirk D’Amico. “We’re intrigued also to work with our distributors to discover what kind of releasing and promotional options may arise.” Each will be a stand alone film, he adds, but combined they will offer a more complete view of the characters and their lives. D’Amico will spearhead foeign sales at Berlin next week.
More on the plot below:
The love story explores a New York City couple’s relationship during a difficult time in their marriage, from the different perspective of the husband, (Edgerton), a restaurant owner, and of the wife (Chastain), who goes back to college.