Step Into an Intense Scene From Nocturnal Animals

When we interviewed director Tom Ford's go-to composer,  Abel Koreniowski, about their latest collaboration, Nocturnal Animalshe emphasized just how intense the film is. Amy Adams as Susan Morrow, a successful Los Angeles art gallery owner whose life is turned upside down by the arrival of her first husband (Jake Gyllenhaal)'s manuscript (titled "Nocturnal Animals"), a pulpy, brutal thriller which he's dedicated to her. Once Susan begins reading her ex's work, Ford splits the movie into two; in one, Susan is looking back at her own choices and unhappiness (her husband Hutton, played by Armie Hammer, is in New York trying to save his ailing business), in the other, the manuscript comes fully to life in a down-and-dirty West Texas thriller, with Gyllenhaal as Tony, a husband and father who makes a wrong turn driving his family from Dallas to Marfa and ends up at the mercy of two dangerous rednecks (led by Aaron Taylor-Johnson). The men kidnap Tony's wife (Isla Fisher) and daughter (Ellie Bamber), and Tony will do anything to get them back.

Here is a glimpse at the second part of the film, in all it's explosive tension, with Aaron Taylor-Johnson proving why critics have been hailing his performance as the gleefully demented kidnapper. 


Nocturnal Animals hits theaters on November 18.


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