Last month saw the release of “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them,” and next Friday brings the long-awaited release of the original version of the film, the two-part film “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him/Her.” To get audiences excited about seeing second and third versions of the same story, the Weinstein Company has released a new clip from the movie, and a ten-minute Academy Q&A with writer-director Ned Benson has also surfaced.
First up is the nearly-minute long clip of Jessica Chastain’s titular Rigby and James McAvoy’s Connor Ludlow having a romantic moment in a scene that appears to be from the ‘Them’ version. Next, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosted a Q&A session with filmmaker Benson where he discusses meeting his future leading lady and producer, Chastain, at a film festival, how he ended up with Son Lux as the film’s composer, and the unique challenges his actors faced in calibrating their performances for two separate points of view. It’s a great little 10-minute long video that doesn’t actually spoil any moment of the film.
Watch the clip and interview below. Catch “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him/Her” next week when it opens in select theaters October 10th.