Fashion Designer Tom Ford To Become 'Single Man,' Will Direct Colin Firth, Julianne Moore Drama

Tom FordImpeccable designer Tom Ford has already conquered fashion and photography -- and now he's set to make his directorial debut with one heck of a cast. According to Variety, Colin Firth, Matthew Goode, and Julianne Moore have all joined the cast of his indie drama, "A Single Man." Ford is also executive producing the film, under his Fade to Black shingle, and cowriting the script with David Scearce.

The film is based on Christopher Isherwood's 1964 novel. It's centered around George, a British college professor, who suddenly loses his partner, Jim, in a tragic accident. The book spans one single day of his life, and finds him coping with loneliness, intolerance, tasteless neighbors, stupid people, and the impending holiday season.

Isherwood’s novel was one of the first novels published during the new gay liberation movement, and was quite shocking for its day. Will the movie prove as shocking, in a post “Brokeback Mountain” world?

Filming is set to begin in L.A. next week. It hasn’t been released as to which British hunk will be the lonely George or ill-fated Jim, or who Moore is playing. One thing is for sure – with Ford directing, everyone and everything is going to *look* incredibly good. And I imagine this talented cast will manage to live up to the styling, don't you?

Readers, do you think Tom Ford should avoid film for fashion? Do you think audiences will be accepting of a gay love story, or will this play like "Brokeback Mountain" never happened?