CBS News – First came “Him,” then came “Her,” and now comes “Them.”
Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy are starring in the new romantic drama “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them,” the third and final entry in a trilogy of films about a married couple living in New York.
“Him” and “Her” were both released in 2013 to rave reviews, which prompted newcomer writer/director Ned Benson to put together an unplanned third film, “Them,” focusing on the couple as they try to mend their relationship following a major event.
“It’s when you love someone so much but you don’t know how to communicate with them or fix them,” Chastain explained to CBS News in a recent interview.
McAvoy said he was drawn to the project by the questions the story poses.
“Can you change as a couple and some people, some couples can’t, and it’s just really really hard to not believe that love endures then,” the “X-Men: Days of Future Past” star said.
Watch the video above to see the actors describe what is like working together on set.
Chastain can also be seen in a new interview airing this weekend on “CBS Sunday Morning.”
“The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them” is now playing in select theaters.
Last night Jessica attended followed by actor James McAvoy and director Ned Benson a screening followed by a Q&A of their new film The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them. You will find now HQ pictures of the event added to our gallery.
“The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them” opens in theaters in New York and LA today and September 26 nationwide. Her/Him opens on October 10.
Jessica is guest star on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, on NCB, and I have a few pictures already released:
Check back later for the full interview!
A few interviews to promote Miss Julie and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby has been added to the video archive. There’s more to come, but for now check here all our newest additions!
The first batch of images from last night screening of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby in New York has been added.
Indiewire is reporting that Jessica Chastain has joined Xavier Dolan’s “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan,” the director’s first English language feature. Dolan describes the film as “the story of an American movie star with everything working out for him who has a secretive correspondence with an 11 year old in London.”
It was this friend of mine — a journalist — who had brought to my attention that Jessica Chastain had seen ‘Mommy’ in Cannes and had liked it and tweeted about it. I went back and scrolled down the tweets and there was this lovely tweet where Jessica was saying that she had liked ‘Mommy.’ It dawned on me that I should ask Jessica about playing the ‘villain’ role in ‘John F. Donovan,’. There is this character of the editor-in-chief of a gossip magazine. The movie really is a satire of the business — more dramatic than humorous. And there’s this antagonistic figure that wants to ruin the lives of ever star, especially that of the lead character in ‘John F. Donovan.’ And I reached out to Jessica and she read the script. She read the script and loved it, and we got along like hotcakes. That’s basically it. I can already foresee all the pleasure we’ll have working together.
“The Death and Life of John F. Donovan” will start shooting in 2015 in Montreal, New York, Miami, England and Eastern Europe.