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:

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

Release Date:

Friday, November 18, 2016 (Limited)
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 (Expansion)

violence, menace, graphic nudity, and language

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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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Who stars in Nocturnal Animals: Cast List

... Susan

"Disenchanted" , "The Woman in the Window "  

"Spirit Untamed" , "Ambulance"  

"Knives Out" , "Mud"  

"The King's Man" , "Tenet"  

"The Great Gatsby" , "Now You See Me"  

"Crisis" , "Death on the Nile"  

"The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" , "Extracurricular Activities"  

"Falling" , "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows"  

Who's making Nocturnal Animals: Crew List

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

  1. May 2016: The film was in Completed status.
  2. March 2015: The film was in Development status.

Nocturnal Animals Release Date: When was the film 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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