A new trailer for thriller Nocturnal Animals has been released by Focus Features today, giving wide audiences a first look at the film that set the Venice Film Festival ablaze earlier this year. The trailer shows both the beginning and end of the relationship that forms the film’s backbone while suggesting that not everything is what it seems. The trailer also includes scenes of the story that is inserted into the main narrative, a story written by Jake Gyllenhaal’s character that will feature most of the supporting cast and serves as a possible threat to his ex-wife, played by Amy Adams.
While it is obviously a good idea to not reveal too much with the first trailer, it does seem clear that Nocturnal Animals is heading down a far more sinister path than its source material; the 1993 novel Tony and Susan. Both Gyllenhaal and Adams stand out quite a bit here also as they seem to be stretching expectation: Gyllenhaal as a lovestruck but rejected writer and Adams as a woman who may be more guilty than it appears are not what audiences would normally see these two play. This film looks like one to definitely be on the lookout for.
Directed and written by Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals will see a release in select cities November 18th ahead of a wide release on December 9th.
Read the synopsis and cast list below, along with a new poster and images and tell us if you’re interested in Nocturnal Animals!
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival. 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.
Cast: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Karl Glusman, Armie Hammer, Laura Linney, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Sheen
Directed By: Tom Ford (A Single Man)
Written By: Tom Ford, based on the novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright
Distributor: Focus Features
MPAA Rating: R