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First Look at Tom Ford’s ‘Nocturnal Animals’


Entertainment Weekly has the first look of Amy Adams on Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals. The thriller follows an art gallery owner, Susan Morrow (Amy Adams), who reads deeply (perhaps too deeply) into the words of her ex-husband’s (Jake Gyllenhaal) latest novel, one she believes is a threat and tool of revenge against her. Paranoia and fear ensue as Susan must discover whether or not words are just words.

Ford told EW that, in penning the adaptation of Austin Wright‘s Tony and Susan, he added much to Adams’ character — including by casting lookalike Isla Fisher as her story-within-the-story double. Ford is a man certainly interested in aesthetics, and Animals is lensed by Seamus McGarvey, whose back catalogue includes Godzilla, Atonement, and We Need to Talk About Kevin. The film also stars Armie Hammer, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Michael Shannon, and Laura Linney — and is set to open on November 18.

“Arrival” and “Nocturnal Animals” Goes to Venice!

Variety reports that Venice has scored the World Premiere of two high profile titles coming this fall: Tom Ford‘s “Nocturnal Animals” starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams, and Denis Villeneuve‘s “Arrival” also starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner.

Nocturnal Animals, which is set in the L.A. art scene and the Texas criminal underworld, is the second film directed by the fashion designer. Two years ago at Cannes, Ford pre-sold world rights to the thriller, which stars Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal, to Focus Features in a standout $20-million deal.

Villeneuve’s “Arrival,” previously titled “Story of Your Life,” stars Adams as a linguistics expert recruited by the United States government after an alien spacecraft lands on Earth.

The Venice fest will run from Aug. 31 to Sept. 10. The lineup will be announced July 28.

“Nocturnal Animals” Gets November Release

Tom Ford’s A Single Man follow up Nocturnal Animals, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams, Kim Basinger, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Michael Shannon, Isla Fisher, and Armie Hammer have now set a release date. The drama will open on November 18th in limited release. The film will expand further on November 23rd, before going wide on December 9th. It will gets a UK release on November 4th.

An adaptation of Austin Wright‘s book Tony and Susan, the George Clooney-produced film follows two stories, one of a woman who faces dark truths when reminiscing about her first marriage. The other story is found when the woman reads a manuscript from her ex-husband, which follows a man on a family vacation which turns deadly.

“That’s an amazing script. It’s going to be a trippy movie, really unique — because it goes back and forth between two completely diametrically opposed world,” Shannon told Indiewire last year. “It’s a real head trip, half of it set in the LA art world and the other half is this grimy crime story in Texas. I’m just in the Texas part, playing a detective trying to help Jake Gyllenhaal’s character solve a crime.”

Amy filming “Nocturnal Animals”

The first images of Amy filming her next project, Nocturnal Animals, has surfaced. She’s with Jake Gyllenhaal, in Beverly Hills.

Nocturnal Animals has an all-star cast, including Amy Adams, Isla Fisher, Kim Basinger, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ellie Bamber and Robert Aramayo. The movie is an adaptation of Austin Wright’s 1993 book Tony and Susan.

The story follows a woman (Adams) who is sent a mysterious manuscript from her ex-husband asking for her opinion. Susan becomes enthralled with the fictional life of the protagonist, Tony Hastings (Gyllenhaal) and his wife Laura (Fisher), and as both stories unfold, Susan is plunged back into her dark past.

Split into two parts, the second half of the movie follows Tony and his family vacation which takes a violent turn. American fashion designer Tom Ford is credited to have written the script and will produce as well as direct the film.

Check the images in our galley, with a huge thanks to Gabby from for helping us to collect them.

Focus Lands ‘Nocturnal Animals’ Starring Amy Adams & Jake Gyllenhaal

Focus Features has nabbed Tom Ford’s upcoming thriller Nocturnal Animals, the second feature film from the fashion designer-turned-filmmaker following 2009’s Oscar nominated A Single Man, Deadline reported. Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal are set to star.

Ford will write, direct and produce the film, which is based on Austin Wright’s novel “Tony and Susan.” Published in 1993, the book is described as follows.

Fifteen years ago, Susan Morrow left her first husband Edward Sheffield, an unpublished writer. Now, she’s enduring middle class suburbia as a doctor’s wife, when out of the blue she receives a package containing the manuscript of her ex-husband’s first novel. He writes asking her to read the book; she was always his best critic, he says.

As Susan reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a math professor driving his family to their summer house in Maine. And as we read with her, we too become lost in Sheffield’s thriller. As the Hastings’ ordinary, civilized lives are disastrously, violently sent off course, Susan is plunged back into the past, forced to confront the darkness that inhabits her, and driven to name the fear that gnaws at her future and will change her life.

Production on Nocturnal Animals is planned to begin this fall. Focus will distribute the film in the U.S. with Universal Pictures handling international distribution.