Out today is the trailer for Nocturnal Animals. Atmospheric, moody and dark it looks as though Nocturnal Animals is going to be a taut drama that will surprise and shock in equal measure.

Nocturnal Animals is also no slouch when it comes to having the top of today’s acting talent on it’s roster. How about Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Armie Hammer, Isla Fisher, Michael Sheen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson for ya?

Amy Adams in Nocturnal Animals, an icon of style. Much inspo in the fashion and make-up stakes coming in this flick I reckon. Image via

Here’s the official word on Nocturnal Animals straight from Paramount Pictures:

“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”.

Jake Gyllenhaal in Nocturnal Animals. Image via

Susan Morrow, a Los Angeles art dealer (portrayed by Amy Adams), lives an incredibly privileged yet unfulfilled life with her husband Hutton Morrow (Armie Hammer). One weekend, as Hutton departs on one of his too-frequent business trips, Susan receives an unsolicited package that has been left in her mailbox. It is a novel, Nocturnal Animals, written by her ex-husband Edward Sheffield (Jake Gyllenhaal), with whom she has had no contact for years. Edward’s note accompanying the manuscript encourages Susan to read the work and then to contact him during his visit to the city. Alone at night, in bed, Susan begins reading. The novel is dedicated to her…

50805_AA_6087 print_v2lmCTRST+SAT3F Academy Award nominee Amy Adams stars as Susan Morrow in writer/director Tom Ford’s romantic thriller NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, a Focus Features release. Credit: Merrick Morton/Focus Features
Academy Award nominee Amy Adams stars as Susan Morrow in writer/director Tom Ford’s romantic thriller Nocturnal Animals, a Focus Features release. Credit: Merrick Morton/Focus Features

…but its content is violent and devastating. While Susan reads, she is deeply moved by Edward’s writing and cannot help but reminisce over the most private moments from her own love story with the author. Trying to look within herself and beyond the glossy surface of the life and career that she has made, Susan increasingly interprets the book as a tale of revenge, a tale that forces her to re-evaluate the choices that she has made, and re-awakens a love that she feared was lost – as the story builds to a reckoning that will define both the novel’s hero and her own”.

Shall we have another one of Jake from Nocturnal Animals? Alright, go on then. Image via

I’m excited! Did you see Aaron Taylor-Johnson in that trailer? I looove Jake Gyllenhaal, honestly I’d go see a film of Gyllenhaal eating beans for 90mins…but phew! Aaron looks like he’s about to turn in a searing sociopathic performance in this one. I’m looking forward to catching it in NZ cinemas from November 10th 2016, for sure.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Amy Adams and Michael Shannon appearing on The Hollywood Reporter for a Nocturnal Animals press interview. Image via

Who’s your favourite actor appearing in Nocturnal Animals?



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