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‘Nocturnal Animals’: Striking First Images of Amy Adams & Jake Gyllenhaal from Tom Ford’s Thriller

The followup to "A Single Man" is expected to premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

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Six years post–”A Single Man,” Tom Ford is ready to return with his second film. “Nocturnal Animals” was likewise adapted from a novel, this time with Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead. Entertainment Weekly has premiered the first three images of the world-famous fashion designer-turned filmmaker’s new movie.

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“Nocturnal Animals” is based on Austin Wright’s “Tony and Susan,” first published in 1993. It takes its title from that of a manuscript its lead character (Adams) receives in the mail from her estranged ex-husband. Gyllenhaal will play the lead of the story-within-a-story, with Isla Fisher as his wife, Ellie Bamber as their daughter, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the leader of a gang Gyllenhaal encounters on the road and Michael Shannon as a detective. Read more about the project at EW.

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Word on the street (and by “street” I mean the Variety article mentioned in the link above) is that “Nocturnal Animals” will be world premiering at the Venice Film Festival, which begins on August 31. Focus Features will release it in theaters on November 18.

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