Tom Ford's 'A Single Man' Trailer Debuts (Video)
The trailer for Tom Ford's A Single Man, the fashion designer's first, yet, highly lauded and anticipated film, debuted. Featuring Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, and Nicholas Hoult, the film is based on Christopher Isherwood's novel of the same name, regarded one of the first and best novels of the modern Gay Liberation movement.
Set in 1962 southern California, the pseudo-David Hockney-esque plot follows George Falconer (Colin Firth), a British college professor, reeling from the death of his long-time partner, Jim (Matthew Goode). Taking place over the course of a single day, A Single Man elucidates, through a myopic lens, the visceral effects of a series of various encounters, ultimately leading George to decide if life has meaning beyond Jim.
The film also features Julianne Moore as 'Charley,' a 48 year-old beauty consoling her best friend George and Nicholas Hoult, of Skins fame, as one of George's students with a bit of a stalking problem.
The 1960s era production designs were done by the folks behind the sets of Mad Men, ensuring that, if nothing else, A Single Man will be a visual masterpiece.
The film, financed by Ford himself, premiered at the Venice International Film Festival in September of this year where Firth took home the Coppa Volpi for Best Actor and the film itself was nominated for the Golden Lion, one of the most highly regarded awards in the film industry. A Single Man was picked up for American and German distribution by The Weinstein Company following a screening at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival; the film is slated for limited release this month in hopes of qualifying for the Academy Awards.