MoviesTom Ford's New Movie Nocturnal Animals Finally Has a Trailer—and Boy Is It Epic
Nocturnal Animals looks just as dark and sexy as you'd expect.
The entertainment industry has suffered seven long, cold, aesthetically depleted years since fashion designer Tom Ford's last film, A Single Man, was released. And if the trailer for his new movie Nocturnal Animals is any indication, the wait was worth it.
In the film, Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal play a couple who went through a divorce so bad that Gyllenhaal's character, Edward Sheffield, writes a novel about their relationship called (you guessed it) Nocturnal Animals. After he sends the manuscript to Adams' Susan Morrow, she begins to suspect that its sad, violent pages are actually a thinly veiled threat of revenge for something she did when they were still married. "I did something horrible to him," she says mysteriously at one point in the trailer. Later, Edward answers: "Nobody gets away with what you did."
Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor Johnson, and Armie Hammer also star in the film, which Ford adapted from the 1993 Austin Wright novel Tony and Susan. It looks as slick as any of Ford's runway shows (which makes sense, considering his day job), and it gives us a little insight as to what Ford's cinematic signatures might be: Nocturnal Animals and A Single Man both feature an Academy Award-nominated redhead, beautiful midcentury architecture, and the kind of fine-tuned color imagery that other directors only wish they could achieve.
The film has been headed for critical success since it debuted at the Cannes Film Festival last year, where Ford secured a staggering $20 million distribution deal with Focus Features. It'll be in select theaters on November 19.