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Amy Adams And Jake Gyllenhaal Get Murderous For Nocturnal Animals

'It's violent, and it's sad — and he dedicated it to me'

Evening gowns, crow bars, sleek marble, and murder: Designer/filmmaker Tom Ford is taking his talents from the cat walk to the big screen once again, and Nocturnal Animals is set to be the kind of mystery that takes your breath away because it's just as creepy as it is aesthetically pleasing.

The film features Amy Adams as Susan, an insomniac art dealer based in Los Angeles who receives a mysterious package from her ex-husband, Edward (Jake Gyllenhaal). It contains a book full of disturbing, tragic details, and he dedicates the sinister tome to her.

It's unclear as to whether or not Edward's book is fully rooted in fiction until the dramatic piano chords and the foreboding sentences — "I did something horrible to him!" "It's fun to kill people; we should try it sometime!" — stack up on top of each other in one hypnotic, lethal blow.

With the exception of some very dark tendencies, the metallic glint of a couple of weapons, and the promise of doom, it looks like we've still got plenty to be surprised by with Ford's second feature film, which follows 2009's A Single Man. Nocturnal Animals hits theaters November 18.