Tom Ford’s ‘Nocturnal Animals at Venice Film Festival
With only days to go before the 73rd Venice Film Festival, there is buzz in the air for the Tom Ford-directed thriller “Nocturnal Animals". Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals,” which is set in the L.A. art scene and the Texas criminal underworld, is the second film directed by the fashion designer. Two years ago at Cannes, Ford pre-sold world rights to the thriller, which stars Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal, to Focus Features in a standout $20-million deal. The film is based on the 1993 book Tony and Susan written by a Cincinnati author named Austin Wright, who died in 2003 at the age of 80. It starts with such a intriguing hook: A married woman named Susan receives in the mail a manuscript called Nocturnal Animals from her ex-husband, Edward, who she hasn’t spoken to in years. As she begins to read Edward’s book — a tense page-turner about a family under siege by hoodlums on the highway late at night — we read it right along with her. And we wonder, what does it all mean? Is the book an act of forgiveness? Or an act of revenge? Read more at: variety.com
The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams, Laura Linney, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Michael Shannon,Isla Fisher, and Armie Hammer.
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