Earlier this year, we reported on Ned Benson‘s fascinating double-feature The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. The film show how a married couple in New York City deals with an emotional, life-altering experience, from two different perspectives. The perspective of the husband (James McAvoy) is seen in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him, while the story of the wife (Jessica Chastain) is told in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her. The conflict arises when the wife tells her New York restaurateur husband that she wants to go back to college. I assume her studies will examine the origins of isolated people.
Today, Screen Daily [via The Playlist] is reporting that Viola Davis, Bill Hader, William Hurt, Isabelle Huppert, Ciarin Hinds, and Jess Weixler have joined the cast. There’s currently no word on who these actors will play or if they’ll appear in one or both movies, but Eleanor Rigby definitely has a terrific line-up. Filming is currently underway in New York.