While it was met with slightly mixed to mixed-positive reviews out of Venice, Tom Ford’s sexy new romantic thriller, “Nocturnal Animals” came out of La Biennale as essentially the big winner: while she didn’t win Best actress, Amy Adams walked away with tons of critical accolades and film itself won the Silver Lion: Grand Jury Prize. Now there’s talk of an Oscar run which would be some sweet redemption for Ford if it does pan out, as his last picture, the ravishing, “A Single Man,” was sadly overlooked in 2009. Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
“Nocturnal Animals” features the stellar cast of Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Karl Glusman, Armie Hammer, Laura Linney, Andrea Riseborough and Michael Sheen. Focus Features has decided to roll out Ford’s film slowly, opening in select cities on November 18th, expanding on November 23rd and going nationwide December 9th.