Tom Ford's second cinematic effort will be revealed at this year's Toronto Film Festival with Nocturnal Animals, a film based on Austin Wright's 1993 novel Tony and Susan.
The movie follows a married woman named Susan who receives a manuscript in the post from her ex-husband Edward. As she begins to read the book – which is about a family under siege – we then watch the story-within-a-story unfold between Susan reading the text and the family on the road. Amy Adams plays Susan, while her lookalike Isla Fisher plays Susan's character in the mise-en-abyme.
Isla Fisher (left) and Amy Adams (right) are set to star in the new film
"I think that what Edward has done is written this book and sent it to his ex-wife and through that he's saying, 'This is what you did to me.' But it took him 20 years to express himself to her," Ford said of the plot. "And what really spoke to me was the whole part about the choices we make in our life. And how long we sometimes wait to make them."
Ford wrote the script himself but is said to have kept very closely to the novel. In addition to Fisher and Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Armie Hammer and Michael Shannon make up the star-studded cast.
This is the second film for Ford, whose 2009 movie, A Single Man, received wide critical acclaim and even won Colin Firth his first Oscar nomination.
Nocturnal Animals will preview during the Toronto Film Festival in September, before hitting cinemas worldwide in November.
Via Harper's Bazzar UK