Oscar nominees Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal are said to be in talks to join Tom Ford’s thriller ‘Nocturnal Animals’. This will be his first time directing a movie since 2009’s ‘A Single Man’ starring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore.
Sources at Variety claim that the talks are in very early stages as there have been no discussions over financial compensation to the actors.
Fashion designer Tom Ford will act as director, writer, and producer. George Clooney and Grant Heslov will also producer through their company Smokehouse Pictures.
‘Nocturnal Animals’ will be based off of Austin Wright novel ‘Tony and Susan’ which is described as a story within a story. The first part revolves around the character Amy Adams would play, Susan who receives a manuscript from her ex-husband, asking for her opinion on it. The second part of the movie follows the plot of the manuscript which is the same as the movie. It revolves around a man and his family who’s vacation turns violent. The manuscript causes Susan to reflect on her marriage and realize things she previously didn’t know about herself.
Both actors are said to be pushing hard for the lead roles, instantly catching their attention after the script hit the market.
First broke by Variety.