One of the buzziest movies at this year’s Toronto Film Festival is Tom Ford‘s Nocturnal Animals, a psychological thriller starring Amy Adams as a woman haunted by the characters in her ex-husband’s violent novel.

What’s just been released is technically a sneak peek at the teaser trailer, so we’re two full degrees of separation away from an actual trailer. Still, these 20 seconds of footage offer a taste of striking visuals and simmering tension, alongside glimpses of Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal and Isla Fisher.

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Nocturnal Animals, which has been described as “an ambitious high-wire noir thriller”, follows dual narratives as Adams’ Susan become increasingly obsessed with the fictional world of her husband’s novel, which centers on a violent revenge story she takes as a veiled threat. Gyllenhaal and Fisher play the novel’s protagonists.

This is Ford’s second feature film as writer and director, following his remarkably accomplished debut with 2009’s A Single Man.

From: Harper’s BAZAAR US