Arrival is up first on November 11, and while the sci fi flick costars Jeremy Renner and Forrest Whitaker, this is clearly Adam’s film. Based on the novella The Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang, Arrival was directed by Denis Villeneuve.
Then comes Nocturnal Animals costarring Jake Gyllenhaal on November 18th. Based on the book Tony & Susan by Austin Wright, Nocturnal Animals is designer Tom Ford’s second venture into the world of film. A Single Man starring Colin Firth was his first foray. It’s clear that Ford, who also wrote the screenplay, has made some changes—in the novel Susan is a part time teacher while in the movie she has a seemingly more glamorous job in the art world. In Wright’s novel, Susan spends most of her time reading her ex-husband’s (Edward, played by Gyllenhaal) book manuscript and watching her children play, reflecting on the truth of her current husband’s unfaithful behavior. And slowly unraveling the truth of her own betrayal of Edward.
Both movies look fantastic to me. I. Can’t. Wait. How about you?