I’m not 100% sure what all’s going on in this teaser trailer for recent TIFF entry Nocturnal Animals. I mean, there are a lot of things going on, but I don’t have a clear idea how they relate to each other. I think it may be because there appears to be two stories happening, one about a book and one the book itself. See if you can figure it out:
What I do know is this looks like a movie of some significance, especially with a cast that includes Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Shannon. Unfortunately, kooky hair and mutton chops do not make it any easier to like Aaron Taylor-Johnson, but since he’s apparently playing a wild killer, liking him isn’t a huge concern.
More than anything, I just want to know what the hell is going on. There’s all kinds of incident here, and I can’t wait to see how it all comes together. Even with the middling reviews this is getting out of TIFF, I’m eager to see it.
Nocturnal Animals comes out November 18.