Amy Adams & Jake Gyllenhaal May Become 'Nocturnal Animals' Next
Both Amy Adams hand Jake Gyllenhaal had considerable awards buzz last year, though neither ended up getting nominated at the Academy Awards for their respective roles in Big Eyes and Nightcrawler. But now the two are teaming up for a new project, as THR reports the two talented stars are circling roles in Nocturnal Animals, a new thriller being produced by George Clooney and his Smokehouse Productions banner. The project doesn't have a studio yet, but Smokehouse has a first-look deal with Sony, so it could easily end up there. As of now Adams is in talks to star while Gyllenhaal is reportedly attached as the male lead. In addition, Joaquin Phoenix and Aaron Taylor-Johnson may also end up with roles.
The film is based on Austin Wright's 1993 book Tony and Susan, which follows a woman named Susan (Adams) who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. Then the book follows two stories: the story in the novel, titled Nocturnal Animals, which tells of a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly; and then there's the story of Susan, recalling her first marriage and dealing with some dark truths about herself. The film is described as a postmodern noir thriller, which sounds perfect for A Single Man director Tom Ford to be at the helm of. Interested?