First look at Tom Ford's 'Nocturnal Animals'

Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star in the noir thriller

By Mei Jing Goh | Published: 19 Sep 2016

Video: Focus Features

[Updated 19 September 2016] The teaser trailer for Tom Ford's Nocturnal Animals is out now. Amy Adams plays Susan Morrow, who is haunted by a novel her ex-husband (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) wrote. A line from the teaser, "Nobody gets away with what you did", suggests that Susan is caught in the middle of something she wants to bury, but which her ex-husband wants revenge for.

In just a couple of minutes, the teaser manages to keep us on our toes with gripping shots from the film that are also aesthetically appealing, despite there being plenty of violent nuances. It's going to be a real nail-biter, we're sure of it.


Fashion designer Tom Ford's second film as screenplay writer and director has only just premiered at the Venice Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival, but is already receiving widespread praise for being "suspenseful and intoxicating."

Nocturnal Animals blends love, violence and corruption, with Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal at the helm of it. Other stars include Armie Hammer, Isla Fisher and Aaron-Taylor Johnson. It's already won the Grand Jury prize at the Venice Film Festival, and a few critics are also pegging the movie as a potential Academy Awards nominee.

Interestingly, the film does not feature a single Tom Ford design.

"I want to be taken seriously as a director," the designer explained to USA Today. "I didn't want it to be a Tom Ford ad."

Nocturnal Animals will be released on 18 November in select theatres worldwide. Unfortunately, Malaysia's not on the list and the cruelly short sneak peek doesn't reveal much other than a few suspenseful moments, so until you can get your hands on a BluRay DVD, read more detailed reviews here and here (spoiler alert!).

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