Nocturnal Animals Movie

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The story of an art gallery owner who is haunted by her ex-husband’s novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat and a symbolic revenge tale.

Who's Involved:

Armie Hammer, George Clooney, Jake Gyllenhaal, Laura Linney, Michael Shannon, Aaron Johnson, Isla Fisher, Amy Adams, Grant Heslov, Tom Ford, Ellie Bamber

Release Date:

Friday, November 18, 2016 (Limited)

Rating: R

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

The plot is described as a "story inside a story," with the first part following 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 part of the story 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.

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Crew: Who's making Nocturnal Animals

A look at the Nocturnal Animals behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Tom Ford last directed A Single Man. The film's writer Tom Ford last wrote A Single Man.


Tom Ford


Tom Ford


George Clooney
Grant Heslov

Production Company

Smoke House Pictures

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Production: What we know about Nocturnal Animals

Key Facts

  1. Based on the novel by Austin Wright titled "Tony and Susan".
  2. Fashion designer Tom Ford's second film as a director after 2009's A Single Man.

Filming Timeline

On or about May 29, 2016, the film was in Completed status.

On or about March 28, 2015, the film was in Development status.

Nocturnal Animals Release Date: When was it released?

Nocturnal Animals was released in 2016 on Friday, November 18, 2016 (Limited release). There were 9 other movies released on the same date, including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Edge of Seventeen and Bleed For This.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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