Taglines: When you love someone you can’t just throw it away.
A “story inside a story,” in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript, called “Nocturnal Animals,” which revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself.
Nocturnal Animals is an American psychological thriller film written, co-produced, and directed by Tom Ford, based on the 1993 novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright. The film stars an ensemble cast featuring Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Armie Hammer, Laura Linney, Andrea Riseborough, and Michael Sheen. Principal photography began on October 5, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
It was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize. The film is scheduled to be released on November 18, 2016, by Focus Features.
Directed by: Tom Ford
Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Ellie Bamber, Armie Hammer, Laura Linney, Imogen Waterhouse
Screenplay by: Tom Ford
Production Design by: Shane Valentino
Cinematography by: Seamus McGarvey
Film Editing by: Joan Sobel
Costume Design by: Arianne Phillips
Set Decoration by: Meg Everist
Art Direction by: Christopher Brown
Music by: Abel Korzeniowski
MPAA Rating: R for violence, menace, graphic nudity, and language.
Studio: Focus Features
Release Date: November 18, 2016