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Joel Edgerton was originally cast but he dropped out and was replaced by James McAvoy.
Jessica Chastain dropped out of Iron Man 3 (2013) to work on this film.
Ned Benson wrote the part of Eleanor Rigby specifically for Jessica Chastain.
This and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her (2013) premiered in 2013 as two films at the Toronto Film Festival. After the premiere, although it received rave reviews, Ned Benson started cutting the movie again, as a one feature. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014) premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. All three movies received a theatrical release.
Ned Benson wrote parts of script on the set of The Tree of Life (2011) where he would go to visit Jessica Chastain hoping to be inspired by Terrence Malick's filmmaking process.
Ned Benson originally intended for the part of Eleanor Rigby to be much smaller and enigmatic. After Jessica Chastain read the script and demanded to know more about Eleanor's back-story he created an entire section devoted to her character's perspective.
Jessica Chastain and Jess Weixler, who play sisters, attended Julliard together.
Eva Green auditioned for the role that went to Jessica Chastain.
Conor and Eleanor have a Revolver print on their living room wall.
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Jessica Chastain first met Ned Benson at a festival screening of Four Lean Hounds (2003). She asked if she could work with him, later leading to her starring in his short The Westerner (2010) and the Eleanor Rigby films.
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