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While Cannes Film Festival gave us a promising preview of what we can expect to arrive in theaters this fall, there’s still many more highly-anticipated films waiting to debut. Near the top of the list is a likely contender for fall festivals: Tom Ford‘s A Single Man follow-up Nocturnal Animals. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams, Kim Basinger, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Michael Shannon, Isla Fisher, and Armie Hammer, Focus Features have now set a release date.

The drama will open on November 18th in limited release, opposite one of the best films of the year, Kenneth Lonergan‘s Manchester By the Sea (our review), which Roadside Attractions will put out. Opening nationwide that same day is WB’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Relativity’s The Disappointments Room. Ford’s film will expand further on November 23rd, before going wide on December 9th.

An adaptation of Austin Wright‘s book Tony and Susan, the George Clooney-produced film follows two stories, one of a woman who faces dark truths when reminiscing about her first marriage. The other story is found when the woman reads a manuscript from her ex-husband, which follows a man on a family vacation which turns deadly.

“That’s an amazing script. It’s going to be a trippy movie, really unique — because it goes back and forth between two completely diametrically opposed world,” Shannon told Indiewire last year. “It’s a real head trip, half of it set in the LA art world and the other half is this grimy crime story in Texas. I’m just in the Texas part, playing a detective trying to help Jake Gyllenhaal’s character solve a crime.”

Nocturnal Animals will be released on November 18th, 2016 in the United States and on November 4th in the U.K.

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