Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Director: Tom Ford
Writer(s): Tom Ford, Austin Wright
Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Ellie Bamber, Armie Hammer, Karl Glusman, Robert Aramayo, Laura Linney, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Sheen, Bobbi Salvör Menuez, Imogen Waterhouse, Franco Vega, Zawe Ashton, Evie Pree, Beth Ditto, Graham Beckel, Neil Jackson, Jena Malone, Lee Benton, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Sydney Schafer, Evan Bittencourt, Janet Song, Michele Dunn, Lori Jean Wilson, Peggy Fields Richardson, Piper Major, Moose Ali Khan, Brianna Barnes, Evan Charles, Dalmatian Chloe, Bryan Cruz, Nancy DeMars, Jack Dilday, Angelina Duplisea, Deirdre DuPont, Lena Evans, Amanda Fields, Josh Ford, Jonathan Fredrick, Toni French, Alizee Gaillard, Nick Hounslow, Hannah Kat Jones, Holly Kagis, Karli Karissa, Jason J Lai, Kerstin Lechner, Arnold Montey, Pedram Navab, Carson Nicely, Kendall O’Rorke, Chris Pinkalla, Aleksandra Rastovic, Tamara Robertson, Paul Rosenblum, Victor Ross II, Tonia Marie Rosée, Errol Sack, Brian Stivale, Chelsea Taylor, Charlotte Van Ierland, Jack Wallace, Jackie Zane, Maria Zyrianova
Synopsis: A “story inside a story,” in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript, called “Nocturnal Animals,” which revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself.
Release Date: December 9, 2016 (USA) | Length: 115 min | Genre: Drama, Thriller | MPAA Rating: Rated R for violence, menace, graphic nudity, and language.
Note: Peter Nyong’o was in the original cast list but not in the final one.