When The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby was first announced it sounded like a fascinating idea, but one that was always going to make the backers worried. The idea was that it would essentially be a double feature – Him and Her – with each movie showing the life of a couple, first from one of their perspectives and then the other.
It premiered as that double feature at the Toronto Film Festival, but at Cannes it became ‘Them’, melding the two sides together into a single, more traditional film. It appears that’s how it’ll end up in cinemas, although the original dual-version may get a limited cinema run and will probably show up on DVD and Blu-ray.
Now the trailer for the merged version is here, which you can watch below.
The films follow a married couple in New York City, who deal with an emotional, life-altering experience. James McAvoy is the restaurant owner husband, while Jessica Chastain is his wife (Jessica Chastain), who goes back to college. Ned Benson both wrote and directs.