The Weinstein Company has released the first The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby trailer for writer/director Ned Benson’s ambitious love story drama. The film focuses on the entirety of a relationship between two people, played by Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy. As glimpsed in this trailer, the film was actually crafted as two separate movies: Her and Him. One told the story from Chastain’s point of view, and the other from McAvoy’s point of view, but then Benson cut together an omniscient version (titled Them), which is the one that will be released first theatrically. I’m curious to see if the pic works in this single feature version, but this trailer is certainly an excellent start. The tone is romantic without overdoing it, and the chemistry between Chastain and McAvoy looks swell. The Weinstein Company plans to release Her and Him in limited release shortly after this initial version opens, so I’m looking forward to experiencing all three versions.
Hit the jump to watch the Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby trailer. The film also stars Bill Hader, Viola Davis, William Hurt, Ciaran Hinds, Isabelle Huppert, and Jess Weixler. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby opens in theaters on September 26th.