Armie Hammer Joins Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Nocturnal Animals'

The 'Lone Ranger' actor is in negotiations to star in the thriller, joining the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams.

AceShowbiz - %cArmie Hammer% is in talks to join the cast of Tom Ford's thriller "Nocturnal Animals", according to The Hollywood Reporter. Hammer will join the likes of %cJake Gyllenhaal% and %cAmy Adams% in the movie which is being developed at Focus Features.

Hammer will play the husband of a character portrayed by Adams. The movie will mark the second time Ford helms a feature after he directed "A Single Man". Ford also writes the script and produces the movie, which principal photography is set to start this fall, alongside Robert Salerno.

"Nocturnal Animals" is based on Austin Wright's 1993 novel entitled "Tony and Susan" which tracks two stories. The first part centers on a woman (Adams) who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. She finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself. Meanwhile, the second part follows a man (Gyllenhaal) whose family vacation turns violent and deadly.

%cMichael Shannon%, %cAaron Johnson% and %cKim Basinger% are also in the cast of the film which is expected to be released in the U.S. in 2016. Hammer was most recently seen in Warner Bros.' action pic "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." alongside %cHenry Cavill%. He will next be seen in Ben Wheatley's "Free Fire" alongside %cBrie Larson% and %cCillian Murphy%.

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