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Amy Adams and Isla Fisher set to co-star in a film about how they're basically twins

Meadhbh McGrath

Published 26/07/2016 | 12:35

Isla Fisher and Amy Adams are set to co-star in Nocturnal Animals.
Isla Fisher and Amy Adams are set to co-star in Nocturnal Animals.
Colin Firth and Julianne Moore in A Single Man (2009).
Actress Amy Adams attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actress Isla Fisher arrives at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards at the Royal Opera House in London
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: Designer Tom Ford poses on the winners walk at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

There’s plenty to be excited about in Tom Ford’s hugely anticipated second feature, Nocturnal Animals.

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The follow-up to his beloved 2009 film A Single Man sees the fashion designer adapting another novel, this time the 1993 book Tony and Susan by Austin Wright.

The plot involves a married woman, Susan, who receives a manuscript from her ex-husband who she hasn’t spoken to in years. It turns out to be a tense thriller containing insights into their relationship, and the film follows the story-within-a-story as well.

Perhaps most exciting is that Nocturnal Animals will co-star Amy Adams and Isla Fisher, appearing together in a film for the first time as Ford acknowledged their oft-noted resemblance.

Colin Firth and Julianne Moore in A Single Man (2009).
Colin Firth and Julianne Moore in A Single Man (2009).

Adams will play Susan, while Fisher plays the wife featured in her ex-husband’s manuscript.

“Isla’s character, as the wife of the inside story, represents Amy’s character, so I was thrilled that I got to cast both of them,” Ford told Entertainment Weekly.

Jake Gyllenhaal plays a dual role in the film, which also stars Armie Hammer, Michael Shannon and Ellie Bamber.

Nocturnal Animals is due for release in cinemas from November 18.

Actress Amy Adams attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actress Amy Adams attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actress Isla Fisher arrives at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards at the Royal Opera House in London
Actress Isla Fisher arrives at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards at the Royal Opera House in London

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