Tom Ford is more than just a fashion designer, he’s also the director of the movie A Single Man, which should have won Colin Firth an Oscar over Jeff Bridges in 2010 and would have even been a better film for Julianne Moore to receive an Oscar instead of Still Alice. But it wasn’t meant to be, despite how great that film and its performances were. Ford, however, hasn’t been quick to make a follow-up to the 2009 feature, but it appears it’s time for a sophomore effort.
[amz asin=”0446582905″ size=”small”]Ford is ready to begin work on Nocturnal Animals an adaptation of the Austin Wright novel “Tony and Susan“. Ford wrote the screenplay for what’s described as a postmodern noir thriller with George Clooney and Grant Heslov producing through Smokehouse Pictures. Here’s a description of the book via Amazon:
Ford has said in the past, regarding this next feature, that it will be broken into two parts, the first faithful to the original material, and the second, completely new. Given he’s titled the movie based on the name of the manuscript the story’s lead character receives rather than the name of the book itself, that might give some hint as to what he’s planning.
There’s no word on a cast just yet, though Ford did recently hint the lead actress could be played by one of the A-listers in the front row at one of his recent fashion shows, such names include the aforementioned Julianne Moore, BeyoncÃ©, Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lopez and Reese Witherspoon. Whomever could it be?