“When you love someone, you can’t just throw it away.” That’s an adage Jake Gyllenhaal’s wounded divorcee Edward takes to a whole new level in the latest trailer for Nocturnal Animals, Tom Ford’s über-stylish romantic thriller on course for a limited release late next month.
Unlike those teasers that have come before, today’s snippet sheds some light on the calm before the storm, introducing a younger Susan (Amy Adams) and Edward (Gyllenhaal) as they fall deeply and madly in love. Something is amiss, though, and after heeding warnings from her nearest and dearest, Susan decides to break things off, eventually leading Edward to pen an intense, jet-black screenplay based on their fiery relationship, aptly titled Nocturnal Animals. Is it a threat hidden in disguise?
Citing Austin Wright novel Tony and Susan as inspiration, even from this trailer alone, writer-director Tom Ford displays a deft knack for building tension. Toss in the film’s eerie, spine-chilling soundtrack – you can thank A Single Man‘s Abel Korzeniowski for that one – and Ford’s latest creative effort has all the hallmarks of a nail-biting, Gone Girl-esque hit. But will the box office numbers reflect that?
Nocturnal Animals is booked in for a limited theatrical release on November 18th before expanding on December 9th. Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Armie Hammer, Laura Linney, Andrea Riseborough and Michael Sheen round out the stellar ensemble, and if you’d like, you can have a gander at our own thoughts regarding Ford’s sophomore effort coming out of TIFF. Spoilers: We loved it.
From writer/director Tom Ford comes a haunting romantic thriller of shocking intimacy and gripping tension that explores the thin lines between love and cruelty, and revenge and redemption. Academy Award nominees Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star as a divorced couple discovering dark truths about each other and themselves in NOCTURNAL ANIMALS.