Mar 26, 2015
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Tom Ford: George Clooney to produce the designer's new film

Mar 26, 2015

American star George Clooney will produce the fashion designer and film director Tom Ford’s next film, which will be adapted from a book by Austin Wright entitled Tony and Susan, according to a report by the Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday. 

The film will be called "Nocturnal Animals" and will be the first directed by Tom Ford since his successful first attempt, 'A Single Man', which came out in 2009, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Ford himself wrote the screenplay. Clooney will produce the film with his partner Grant Heslov, with whom he founded the Smokehouse Pictures production company. 

Austin Wright, an American author who passed away in 2003, published his book in 1993. It tells the story of a woman, Susan, who receives a manuscript of a novel from her ex-husband, who she left twenty years earlier. He asks her what she thinks. 

Wright's book then follows two parallel stories - that of the novel, entitled Nocturnal Animals, following a man whose family vacation takes a violent turn - and that of Susan, who remembers her first marriage and finds herself confronted with uncomfortable truths about her life. 

Tom Ford’s spokespeople didn’t immediately respond to the AFP’s requests for comment.

In late February, while presenting his latest collection in Los Angeles, the designer told the AFP that he was choosing the actors and that he planned to shoot this fall. 

"I look forward to it. It’s been too long, but I have a business; I have a son and I promised myself to wait until was three to make another film. Well, he will be three this fall," he added. 

Tom Ford, one of the biggest stars of the fashion world, revived the Italian brand Gucci in the late 1990s into a luxury empire before moving over to Yves Saint Laurent and then launching his own brand.

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