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A New “Eleanor Rigby” Double Feature

posted by Nell Minow

James MacAvoy (“X-Men: First Class”) and Jessica Chastain (“Tree of Life”) will star in not one but two new movies.  This will not be an original and a sequel.  This  will be two movies telling the same story about a married couple in New York but one will be from his point of view and one will be from hers.  Something similar was attempted in 1973 with a pair of made-for-television movies starring then-married Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and titled Divorce: His and Divorce: Hers.  These movies will be called “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her.” Very intriguing, though I wish writer/director Ned Benson had refrained from using the name from a Beatles song.

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