Talent in one visual medium doesn't necessarily guarantee skill in another, but when Tom Ford's "A Single Man" came out in 2009, the designer proved that his eye and aesthetic translated beautifully into lush, intentional, sexy film. I still think about the image of Aline Weber and Nicholas Hoult sitting in a lecture hall and staring down Colin Firth, playing their professor — her puffing on a cigarette like a collegiate Bardot and him in a fuzzy, light pink sweater.
Now, six years after Ford's directorial debut, he's reportedly back for more. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ford is working on a movie called "Nocturnal Animals," a "postmodern noir thriller" based on the Austin Wright book "Tony and Susan," with George Clooney signed on as producer.
Could anything be more on-brand? A rep for Ford declined to comment on or confirm the report, but we're really hoping this one turns out to be true.
In the meantime, we invite you to relive "A Single Man" via the below clip.