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Chastain and Edgerton in Love for Myriad's Double Feature, His and Hers 'Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby'

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood February 2, 2012 at 4:27PM

A fine pair, Jessica Chastain and Joel Edgerton, will star in a double-feature project - "The Disappearance of Elanor Rigby: His" and "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers" - for Myriad Pictures. It's a love story told from two different perspectives...
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Chastain, Edgerton

A mighty fine pair, Jessica Chastain ("Tree of Life," "The Help") and Joel Edgerton ("Warrior," "Animal Kingdom"), will star in a double-feature project -- "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His" and "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers" -- for Myriad Pictures. It's a love story told from two entirely different perspectives. Both scripts were written by Ned Benson, who will also direct. William Hurt is in talks to join Chastain and Edgerton.

“It is possible to consider making films in a completely different way than the single production method one film at a time," explains Myriad's Kirk D'Amico. "We’re intrigued also to work with our distributors to discover what kind of releasing and promotional options may arise.” Each will be a stand alone film, he adds, but combined they will offer a more complete view of the characters and their lives. D'Amico will spearhead foeign sales at Berlin next week.

More on the plot below:

The love story explores a New York City couple’s relationship during a difficult time in their marriage, from the different perspective of the husband, (Edgerton), a restaurant owner, and of the wife (Chastain), who goes back to college.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.