It has been announced that James McAvoy will sit on the main jury at this year’s BFI London Film Festival, and that his latest film The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, will also been screening as part of its UK premiere:

On the official competition jury, Thomas will be joined by rising Egyptian director and last year’s best film award nominee Ahmad Abdalla (who also has his film Decor in the program), Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins, producer Lorna Tee, X-Men star James McAvoy and Variety chief film critic Scott Foundas.

The festival also announced that The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby would be joining its lineup of screenings. The U.K. premiere of the McAvoy and Jessica Chastain-starring drama is set to take place on Oct. 17 at the Odeon West End in London’s Leicester Square, with McAvoy and director Ned Benson set to attend.