Focus Features has unveiled a new full-length trailer for Nocturnal Animals, the second feature film from A Single Man writer/director Tom Ford. The film is based on the Austin Wright novel Tony and Susan and stars Amy Adams as a successful art dealer whose former flame (Jake Gyllenhaal) sends her an intense and thriller manuscript for a novel inspired by their relationship. The story plays out on two tracks, switching from Adams and her life in the present day to the story that’s being told in the manuscript, aptly named Nocturnal Animals.
I was lucky enough to catch the film at the Toronto International Film Festival last month and it was one of the best movies I saw there. It’s wildly compelling and immaculately crafted, and Ford proves that he’s just as adept at crafting tension as he is drama. The cast is terrific—in addition to Adams and Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon and Aaron Taylor-Johnson turn in awards-worthy performances—and the story keeps you guessing up until the very end.
Thankfully, this trailer doesn’t give away any of the film’s twists and turns, but instead offers a tantalizing tease of the film’s atmosphere and drive (as well as Abel Korzeniowski’s excellent original score). There are scenes in the film that are so tense I wanted to get up and walk out of the theater just to breathe, and I can’t wait to see this film again.
Watch the new trailer below, and click here to read Matt’s full review. Nocturnal Animals opens in select theaters on November 18th and expands nationwide on December 9th. The film also stars Isla Fisher, Armie Hammer, Laura Linney, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Sheen, and Jena Malone.