Michael Shannon and Aaron Taylor-Johnson have joined Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams in Tom Ford’s NOCTURNAL ANIMALS. Ford will also write and produce the thriller, marking his first feature since his acclaimed 2009 debut A Single Man.
In the film, based on Austin Wright’s 1993 novel “Tony and Susan,” Shannon will play a detective who sets out to investigate a violent incident in which Gyllenhaal’s family is involved, while Taylor-Johnson will play a mysterious figure who may pose a threat to Gyllenhaal’s family. Gyllenhaal and Adams will play the titular characters Tony and Susan, respectively.
The film received quite a bit of buzz at Cannes this year, after worldwide distribution rights were sold to Focus Features for a jaw-dropping $20 million–making it the biggest deal of the festival.
Shannon recently wrapped on frequent collaborator Jeff Nichols’ latest Midnight Special, and will return as General Zod in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Meanwhile, Taylor-Johnson remains hot following his stints in Godzilla and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Josh Lyons | Staff Writer
This story was first reported by Variety.