Just a few days after the release of the film’s character posters, Nocturnal Animals now has a trailer, and it looks to dispel any fears fans of the book might have had. Or, I suppose, just those who weren’t sure what to do with the premise.

If the trailer actually gives a good impression of the film, this one looks like it could easily be one of the best of the year, not least because Gyllenhaal and Shannon look like their in roles they can kill. Amy Adams looks good as well, but the trailer is being a little more mysterious with her, not actually showing off her character as much.

The trailer also shows a film with the same visual sensibilities as Ford’s A Single Man, which may seem obvious, but it’s a visual style that can make for a tense ride, and looks to come together well.

The trailer doesn’t exactly give away how the plot works, and may even be called decidedly deceptive on that score, but the combination of efforts inherent in the film will pay off big if Ford has a film that looks as good as the trailer.

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Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival. 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.
In Select Cities November 18
In Additional Cities November 23
In Theaters Nationwide December 9
Cast: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Karl Glusman, Armie Hammer, Laura Linney, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Sheen
Directed By: Tom Ford (A Single Man)
Written By: Tom Ford, based on the novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright
Distributor: Focus Features
MPAA Rating: R
Marc Eastman is the owner and operator of Are You Screening? and has been writing film reviews for over a decade, and several branches of the internet's film review world have seen his name. He is also a member of The Broadcast Film Critics Association and The Broadcast Television Journalists Association.