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Tom Ford’s Next Movie Is ‘Nocturnal Animals,’ George Clooney Producing, Plot Details Emerge

Tom Ford's Next Movie Is 'Nocturnal Animals,' George Clooney Producing, Plot Details Emerge

Tom Ford has been doing his best to keep the details of his upcoming movie under wraps, but with plans to shoot this fall, he could only keep it completely under lock and key for so long. Today we have a title, plot details, and more about his followup to “A Single Man.”

Titled “Nocturnal Animals,” the film is an adaptation of the book “Tony and Susan” by Austin Wright. The novel boasts an interesting narrative twist, which finds the main character reading the manuscript for a thriller that becomes part of the main plot thread. Here’s the synopsis: 

Fifteen years ago, Susan Morrow left her first husband Edward Sheffield, an unpublished writer.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.

Previously, Ford teased that he’ll actually make two movies based on the book — one that is faithful to the source material, and one that isn’t. We wonder if that’s just his way of dancing around the meta-structure of the novel itself. Either way, we’re excited, and while things are still in the early stages, we hope it comes together fast. [THR]

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