Full version of 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' gets Oct. 10 release

By Kevin Kryah,

Audiences will have the chance to see Ned Benson’s The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby in its entirety. A three-hour cut of the film (or films), titled The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him/Her, will be released on Oct. 10.

The film, an examination of a relationship from both the male and female perspectives starring Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy, exists in several different forms. Indiewire explained that Benson originally wrote the film as a single script, but decided during filming to cut the story into a male-centric cut, subtitled Him and a female-centric cut, subtitled Her. The Him and Her versions both played at various festivals as two separate films. The Him/Her release will include both versions.

A shorter cut that combined the Him and Her versions, called The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them, was the version that was taken to Cannes. According to Deadline, the Them version received a 10-minute standing ovation.

The Them version will play in a limited release starting Sept. 12.

William Hurt, Bill Hader, Viola Davis and Ciaran Hinds co-star with McAvoy and Chastain.

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