Aaron Taylor-Johnson And Michael Shannon On For Nocturnal Animals

They're joining Jake Gyllenhaal in Tom Ford's latest


by James White |
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Tom Ford, who is gearing up to make Nocturnal Animals, the follow up to his debut** A Single Man**, already has Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams in the cast. Now he’s adding Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Michael Shannon to the mix.

Ford based his script on Austin Wright’s 1993 novel Tony And Susan. Split into two chunks, one part of plot follows a woman (Adams), who receives a book manuscript and a note asking for her opinion on it, sent by her ex-husband, who she left 20 years before. In the other, Gyllenhaal plays a man whose family holiday turns violent.

Taylor-Johnson is aboard to play a mysterious man who may pose a threat to Gyllenhaal’s family, while Shannon will be the detective who investigates the incident. Focus Features is backing the film, which Ford is looking to have on screens next year.

Taylor-Johnson, last seen in Avengers: Age Of Ultron, will make Ford’s film as his next job. Shannon, meanwhile, is much busier, with 99 Homes, Freeheld, Wolves, Midnight Special and Elvis & Nixon just some of the films he has due out. He’s also set to work on The Price and State Like Sleep.

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