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James McAvoy in for Joel Edgerton on Myriad's Eleanor Rigby

Shooting is set to commence this summer on The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Him and The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Her to star Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy, who has replaced Joel Edgerton on the cast. Myriad Pictures represents sales rights and is in talks with buyers here.

Ned Benson will direct both films based on his separate screenplays that relate the male and female perspective of a New York couple who must deal with a life-altering experience. Cassandra Kulukundis is producing.

McAvoy will next be seen in a trio of crime stories – Danny Boyle’s Trance, Eran Creevy’s Welcome To The Punch and Jon S Baird’s Filth

Chastain stars in competition entry Lawless and will next be see in Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty.

“I am thrilled that we can share the excitement of James joining the cast with our buyers in Cannes, who have been so enthusiastic about the project from the beginning,” Myriad head Kirk D’Amico said.

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