New ‘Nocturnal Animals’ Trailer: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal Lead Buzz-Worthy Thriller

Image via Focus Features
Image via Focus Features

Focus Features has unveiled a new trailer for Nocturnal Animals, the buzzed-about upcoming thriller starring Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon and more.

Directed by Tom Ford, who impressed with his Colin Firth-starring feature debut A Single Man, Nocturnal Animals tells of a divorcee  (Adams) who receives a manuscript from her ex-husband (Gyllenhaal). His book, titled Nocturnal Animals, is a troubling revenge thriller, and the film takes us back and forth between both narratives, between Adams’ unfolding dilemma and the characters in the book.

The early reviews have been quite strong for this one, and the trailer below certainly backs the acclaim. The cast is fantastic, Ford’s visuals and tone look potent, and there’s an intriguing premise. We’re in.

Nocturnal Animals, also starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Ellie Bamber and Armie Hammer, will arrive in Australia on November 10 and opens in the U.S. on limited release on November 18 before going wide on December 9.

Synopsis for Nocturnal Animals:

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.”