Jessica Chastain

Writer and director Ned Benson’s ambitious love story drama was created to be two different movies with each serving as a companion to the other, and when it was first shown at TIFF last year, it was in two parts as The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Him and The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Her.

As you might have realised, one took place from the point of view of James McAvoy’s character and the other from Jessica Chastian’s. However, a third version combining their stories – The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them – will be the one which is released in cinemas later this year.

The first trailer for that has now been released, and it gives us a very good idea as to what we should expect from the movie; it’s clear to see that McAvoy and Chastain share a lot of chemistry!

There has been a lot of talk about whether or not this version will work as well as the two individual movies that it was initially meant to be, though The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby was mostly well received by critics when it was screened at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

You can read the HeyUGuys verdict on The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby by clicking here.

The Weinstein Company are apparently planning to release Her and Him in limited release shortly after this initial version opens, so moviegoers will at least have the chance to experience it as was originally intended.

What do you think about this trailer for the movie?

Once happily married, Conor (McAvoy) and Eleanor (Chastain) suddenly find themselves as strangers longing to understand each other in the wake of tragedy. The film explores the couple’s story as they try to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.

Also starring Bill Hader, Jess Weixler, Isabelle Huppert, Viola Davis, William Hurt and Nina Arianda, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby is set to be released on September 26th, 2014.